Telefónica Germany is stronger than ever before

Financially strong:A company on a sustained profitable growth path

For Telefónica Germany all signs point to growth. We are in an excellent position to shape the digitalisation of our economy and society and to benefit from it.

Operating business 2021

  • Around 47 million mobile lines - no mobile provider in Germany connects more people
  • Over 80 percent own customers - more direct business relationships than any other provider in this country
  • +1.5 million contract customers in 2021 - more than any other operator
  • Network transports > 2.4 billion gigabytes of mobile data - more than any of our competitors


  • Revenue increased by 3.1 percent to an all-time high of EUR 7.765 billion (2021)
  • Dynamic growth in mobile service revenue: +3.5% in 2021
  • Steady increase in OIBDA: +3.9% in 2021 (adjusted for exceptional effects)
  • Attractive dividend yield with most recent dividend of €0.18 per share for 2020
  • Low leverage at 1.6 times OIBDA allows extensive financial flexibility

Responsible Business Plan 2025

  • Sustainability initiatives with 76 measures
  • Net CO2 neutral by 2025 at the latest with the greenest network
  • Offer sustainability-oriented products and services
  • Qualification and health for employees in the digital world of work
  • Promote digital skills of almost 10 million people in 2021

Net CO2 neutral by 2025 at the latest

  • Total electricity consumption already covered by 100 percent green electricity
  • Electricity efficiency to increase by at least 87 percent by 2025
  • Green power quality to be increased through power purchase agreements and self-generated electricity
  • CO2 emissions to be reduced by more than 90 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 levels

"Very good":Our network

“The starting point for our future network expansion is optimal. We have exactly the motivation and the tailwind to further improve our grid now and to attack with confidence. We have a clear goal: We want to turn our very good network into a great network. We will give everything for this, because this is what our customers expect and deserve.“
Mallik Rao, Chief Technology & Information Officer

Network integration

  • The largest network integration ever undertaken outside China (O2 and E-Plus) was successfully completed in 2019
  • Modern systems technology at around 26,000 mobile phone sites
  • High-performance network:
    • Rapid growth in mobile data consumption: +56% in 2021
    • Never before have people made more calls on our mobile network: 135.4 billion minutes (+26% compared with 2019)

Massive LTE expansion

  • Fast mobile internet provided to several million additional people away from metropolitan areas in 2020
  • 2020: With over 11,000 additional LTE transmitters, Telefónica Deutschland has brought more 4G stations online than any competitor
  • 2021 again commissioning of thousands of additional LTE network elements


  • Building a sustainable infrastructure with 5G network, which lays the foundation for the digital future of our society and economy.
  • Fastest German 5G network in test (July & September 2021)
  • 30% population coverage by the end of 2021

Network tests

  • External tests already confirm the O2 network breakthrough in network quality*

Further news

Unless otherwise stated, all data for the 2020 financial year and the reporting date December 31, 2020
*connect Mobilfunk Netztest, issue 1/2021: Very Good (852 points); in total, the following were awarded: three times very good (926, 876 and 852 points)