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Telefónica Deutschland offers mobile and fixed services for private and business customers. With 43.6 million mobile accesses and 2.2 million broadband connections, the company is one of the leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. No other domestic wireless network operator connects more people. Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX) since 2012. In the 2019 financial year, the company generated revenue of EUR 7.4 billion with almost 8,500 employees. The company is majority owned by the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A.


A factsheet for investors is avaible for download via the Investor Relations pages and provides detailed financial figures.

Company data

Corporate name Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Main office: Munich Parent company Telefónica S.A. headquartered in Madrid, Spain Further subsidiaries of Telefónica Deutschland: Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and others Founded O2 as Viag Interkom 1995, E-Plus 1993 1st October 2014 Merger of Telefónica Deutschland and E-Plus Management board Further information
2.32 billion EUR OIBDA**8,500 employees***7.4 billion EUR revenue 2019

Business activity, operating figures and brands

Business activity Post- and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies for private and business as well as wholesale customers. Brands
-Premium brand: O2
-Secondary and partner brands: Blau, AY YILDIZ, FONIC, netzclub, Ortel Mobile, ALDI TALK, Tchibo mobil and several more
-Mobile accesses: 43.6 million*
-Broadband fixed network accesses: 2.2 million*

Our vision

By 2022, we will be the 'Mobile Customer & Digital Champion'

That means: We want to be the best partner for mobile customers in the German market. In order to achieve this, we are making our customers’ lives easier and better, and providing them with mobile freedom in the digital world. This is what our strong brands stand for. And we offer our customers a consistently positive experience with our products, customer service and network. We are making good progress along this path.

Our strategy

Our strategy puts the focus on our customers. They will see us as simpler, faster and better. We will achieve this through the consistent implementation of the global Telefónica strategy programme #RECONNECT. In this context, as Telefónica Deutschland we concentrate on three strategic priorities:
-Reinforcing our foundation
-Improvement of the customer experience and digitalisation
-Increase of growth and profitability

We take responsibility for the digital society

With digital technologies, we can make a unique contribution to mastering social challenges and promoting sustainable development. The focus areas of our Corporate Responsibility Strategy are: responsible management, strengthening life in the digital world and protecting the environment. In addition, Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) refers to corporate responsibility in the digital society. Telefónica has published a global "Digital Manifesto", in which it advocates that digitalisation benefit all people. The company has also committed itself to ethical principles concerning the use of artificial intelligence. At the BASECAMP in Berlin, we promote the social dialogue around the opportunities and risks of digitalisation and artificial intelligence.

Network and certifications

Network infrastructure of mobile telecom
-Several thousand operated GSM and UMTS base stations
-The GSM mobile telecom network of Telefónica in Germany covers near 100 percent of the German population
-Densest UMTS network in Germany
-Broadband coverage (UMTS/LTE) of 98% of the population by the end of 2019
-Quality management according to ISO 9001
-Environmental management according to ISO 14001
-Energy management according to ISO 50001

Latest company news

Passive infrastructure: Telefónica Deutschland sells mobile sites to Telxius for 1.5 billion euros
04.06.20 | Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has signed an agreement with Telxius Telecom S.A. (Telxius) on the spin-off and sale of its passive infrastructure. Approximately 10,100 mobile sites, which are mostly situated on rooftops, will be transferred to the infrastructure company at a purchase price of 1.5 billion euros. The active radio technology at the transferred sites will remain the property of Telefónica Deutschland and will continue to be used to operate the mobile communications network.
European network supplier for the most security-relevant network area: Telefónica Deutschland builds 5G core network with Ericsson technology
02.06.20 | Telefónica Deutschland is building the o2 mobile network of the future. For the particularly security-relevant 5G core network, the company is relying on a European provider in the form of the Swedish telecommunications supplier Ericsson. With this groundbreaking decision, the company is setting the course for a secure, digital network for the country in the coming 5G era.
Quarterly reports are available via the Invester Relations pages.
*consolidated figures as of 31 March 2020 for Telefónica Deutschland Group, includes mobile phone lines with a maximum inactivity period of six months, calculation of customer numbers according to market practices
**prior to special and regulatory effects. As of 31.12.2019
***as of 31.12.2019