Press Releases Telefónica Germany

30. Oktober 2018

Preliminary figures1) for the first nine months of 2018:

Telefónica Deutschland sees strong OIBDA development for 2018 and proposes higher dividend

Telefónica Deutschland continued the positive development of the first half of the year during the third quarter. Adjusted for special and regulatory effects, operating income before depreciation and amortisation (OIBDA) rose by 6 percent in the first nine months to EUR 1.42 billion. This was primarily due to synergies from the E-Plus merger and the continued positive development of the company’s mobile service revenue. Before regulatory effects, it increased by 0.5 percent year-on-year to EUR 3.97 billion. Overall, revenue remained stable. Mobile data consumption increased by half in the first nine months, mainly due to strong demand for O2 Free tariffs with large data volumes and the acquisition of 233,000 additional contract customers in the third quarter. Because of the positive business development and due to the faster-than-expected realization of synergies from network consolidation, the company is narrowing its outlook for 2018 and now expects a slightly positive development of adjusted OIBDA. In line with its dividend promise, Telefónica Deutschland is also proposing to increase shareholder remuneration for the current fiscal year by one cent to EUR 0.27 per share.
30. Oktober 2018

Telefónica Deutschland is constantly expanding:

O2 network already expanded by around 5,000 LTE stations in 2018

Telefónica Deutschland is consistently continuing the comprehensive expansion of its LTE network. In the third quarter of 2018 alone, Telefónica Deutschland installed nearly 2,000 new LTE stations and upgraded existing locations with additional LTE capacities. In total, the O2 network has already been expanded by around 5,000 LTE stations this year. By way of comparison, the area newly supplied with LTE is significantly larger than the federal state of Hesse. The company is thus fulfilling its announcement not only to further densify its LTE network in cities, but also to rapidly expand its LTE network in rural areas so that more and more customers can surf the O2 network in more and more locations at faster speeds.
26. Oktober 2018

Anonymization as a chance for the data economy:

Telefónica NEXT supports companies in protecting data privacy of Big Data

In the course of digitization, companies are generating great amounts of data. At the same time, the importance of data protection is rising as a result of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This raises the question of how companies can use Big Data in a legally compliant manner and in the interests of their customers. Telefónica NEXT sees the anonymization of data as an opportunity for the data economy. Therefore, the corporate start-up developed a TÜV-certified anonymization process. Analyses from anonymized mobile network data currently support traffic planning in Germany among others. Telefónica NEXT now also offers this procedure to other companies for their data, for example from the banking or insurance sector.
08. Oktober 2018

High-performance fiber-optic connections:

Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland team up for network expansion

Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland are joining forces to accelerate the expansion of their mobile networks. The two companies have agreed to connect at least 5,000 Telefónica Deutschland mobile network sites in total to Telekom’s high-performance fibre-optic infrastructure in the long term. In turn, Deutsche Telekom can directly leverage the synergy effects from this to expand its own network. This cooperation is not just remarkable because of its size. It is also ground-breaking in terms of the future 5G communication standard and new digital applications.
18. September 2018

Cooperation on alternative broadband technology:

Telefónica Deutschland and Samsung test 5G Fixed Wireless Access in Germany

Fixed Wireless Access enables rapid broadband development | Trials with 20 households will start in November 2018
08. September 2018

CEO Markus Haas talks to the Tagesspiegel:

“Key technologies throughout Germany are riding on our expansion"

In an interview with the German newspaper "Tagesspiegel", Telefónica Deutschland CEO Markus Haas talks about the challenges of the digital infrastructure in Germany as well as the planned allocation rules for the new mobile standard 5G.
23. August 2018

Enhanced Voice Services:

Brilliant listening experience via the O2 LTE network

Telefónica Deutschland has successfully implemented the voice standard Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) within its national LTE network. Technically speaking, the new voice standard is a further development of AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband): O2 customers in the LTE network can now make calls in excellent Full HD voice quality. With EVS, telephone calls are transmitted much more clearly and naturally than before – EVS transmits the audible frequency range at up to 16,000 Hertz instead of up to 7,000 Hertz as used to be the case. As a result, EVS means conversations are perceived as clearer, more understandable and therefore more natural. Another advantage is that the new codec allows background noise to be suppressed better than before. EVS significantly improves the sound image compared to previous mobile calls.
13. August 2018

Mobile and fixed-line network – O2 has one rate for everything

Unlimited browsing at home and on the go with O2 my All in One
06. August 2018

Telefónica Deutschland and MediaMarktSaturn Deutschland strengthen their sales partnership

Effective 1 January 2019, Telefónica Deutschland and MediaMarktSaturn Deutschland will extend their successful sales cooperation by another five years. In addition, both partners intend to expand their existing cooperation, in particular in the online segment. The two companies have now signed the corresponding agreement.
01. August 2018

Network integration bearing fruit:

O2 network in Munich achieves “good” rating in local connect network test with best LTE coverage

No other network operator is better than O2 when it comes to providing customers in Munich with LTE - this is the result of a recent network test for mobile communications coverage in the Bavarian state capital by specialist magazine connect. Overall, the new O2 network in Munich achieved a “good” rating (830 points), having significantly improved in terms of network quality compared to the last nationwide network test in 2017 (result “sufficient”).
26. Juli 2018

Telefónica Deutschland driving LTE expansion:

LTE network already expanded by well over 3,000 LTE stations in 2018

Telefónica Deutschland is currently pushing the nationwide LTE expansion on a massive scale. In order to enhance its customers’ network experience, the company is constructing several new LTE stations in both urban and rural areas and increasing existing capacities. In the first half of 2018, the telecommunications provider already installed more than 3,000 additional LTE stations or upgraded existing LTE sites. This corresponds to approx. 120 LTE upgrades per week – at peak times even 200 per week. Thanks to this comprehensive network expansion, even more customers can browse the web at high speed in more and more places, stream videos smoothly, share their pictures with other people within seconds and make calls in the best HD voice quality thanks to voice telephony via LTE (Voice over LTE; VoLTE).
25. Juli 2018

Preliminary figures for the first half of 2018:

Telefónica Deutschland increases profitability and grows thanks to increasing contract customer base

After growth in the first half of the year, Telefónica Deutschland is on track to meet its targets for 2018. From January to June, the company increased its operating income before depreciation and amortisation (OIBDA) adjusted for exceptional and regulatory effects by 6.1% to EUR 927 million. This was driven mainly by further synergies from the merger with E-Plus as well as the cost-efficient acquisition of new customers. Adjusted for regulatory effects, revenues increased by 0.3% to EUR 3.55 billion in the first half of the year. Revenues from devices and mobile services had a positive effect here. The number of mobile contract customers rose by 333,000 in the second quarter thanks to attractive new tariffs. Mobile data use grew particularly sharply in this period with an increase of 54%, with the new O2 Free tariffs with extra-large data packages playing a crucial role.
12. Juli 2018

Mobile pact for Germany:

Government and business join forces to eliminate dead zones

Good news from today’s mobile summit, convened by Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, in Berlin: All parties concerned from the federal government, federal states, local umbrella organisations and the industry have signed an ambitious declaration to fill in the blank spots on Germany’s network supply map.
10. Juli 2018

Network of the future:

Telefónica Deutschland launches large-scale fibre-optic cooperation with NGN FIBER NETWORK

On its way to the mobile communications network of the future, Telefónica Deutschland is cooperating with NGN FIBER NETWORK KG (NGN) from Lower Franconia in order to have parts of its mobile communications locations connected to high-speed fibre-optic lines. The goal of the network operator is to further improve the performance of its own LTE network, while laying the foundation for a nationwide 5G network that offers significantly better data rates, higher capacities and extremely low latency times.
26. Juni 2018

Network integration in full swing:

The new O2 network is available in more and more cities and regions

The network integration is a major project unparalleled in Europe and is currently in full swing across Germany, making great progress in all regions.
25. April 2018

Preliminary figures1) for the first quarter of 2018:

Telefónica Deutschland starts new year with strong earnings and revenue performance

OIBDA before exceptional effects2) up 5.4% adjusted for regulatory effects3) | Revenues grow by 0.4% adjusted for regulatory effects4) | Mobile service revenues continue positive trend | 157,000 mobile subscriptions added in the quarter | Mobile data use continues to grow sharply: +56% among O2 contract customers with LTE
23. April 2018

Nokia and Telefónica Germany showcase connected “factory in a box” at Hanover Fair

Nokia and Telefónica Germany are taking Nokia’s “factory in a box” (FiaB) concept – a modular, portable production line in standard cargo containers – one step closer to real-world deployment.
28. Februar 2018

Cooperation between Telefónica Deutschland and Huawei reaffirmed:

"4.5G-TechCity" gets 5G technology for expansion of joint research

On February 27th 2018, representatives of Telefónica Deutschland and Huawei underlined their successful cooperation within the framework of the Munich TechCity project during a meeting at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The partners signed a new agreement at the Huawei stand in Hall 1 of the Fira Gran Via exhibition center. This extends the cooperation within the framework of the TechCity project in the technology standard 4.5G by three years and explicitly includes 5G.
23. Februar 2018

Telefónica Deutschland Capital Market Day:

Telefónica Deutschland launches digital transformation programme

Telefónica Deutschland has started the company’s sweeping digital transformation into a mobile customer and digital champion by 2022. The programme, dubbed Digital4Growth, puts the needs of customers and customer experience in the Digital Age consistently at the centre of focus.
21. Februar 2018

Preliminary figures for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the full year:

Telefónica Deutschland reports further improvement in operating income and turnaround in wireless revenue trend

OIBDA before exceptional effects 1) up 2.6 percent despite impact of regulation | Mobile service revenue returns to growth path | 737,000 contract customers added in the past year | Mobile data usage up 55 percent in 2017 | Outlook for 2018: Revenue before regulatory effects broadly stable | OIBDA before exceptional effects and regulatory effects flat to slightly positive
21. Februar 2018

More high speed for Germany:

Vodafone and Telefónica Deutschland to cooperate over fast fibre-optic connections for mobile networks

Vodafone and Telefónica Deutschland are planning to accelerate the connection of their mobile phone sites to fast fibre-optic cables. The two companies have agreed on a pilot project to connect parts of their mobile locations to each other’s high-speed backhaul broadband lines. As a result of the cooperation, even more customers will benefit directly from high-speed data coverage via LTE (4G).
05. Februar 2018

Improved voice quality and expanded network coverage:

Telefónica Deutschland enables VoLTE and VoWiFi for all customers

Telefónica Deutschland will be the first network operator in Germany to provide voice calls via LTE and WiFi for all customers of its home brands and partner brands. This includes both postpaid and prepaid customers. When making calls with these technologies, so-called “Voice over LTE (VoLTE)” and “Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi),” customers benefit from improved voice quality and expanded network coverage via LTE and WiFi at no additional cost. Telefónica Deutschland will gradually implement the services across the individual brands and customer groups, and plans to have completed the process by the end of March 2018.
05. Januar 2018

Telefónica NEXT brings data analysis to life:

How Germany moves

Mobility data, data analysis, big data – these terms are all rather abstract. With “So bewegt sich Deutschland” (How Germany moves), Telefónica NEXT has created an interactive map that takes the data and uses it to visualise nationwide traffic flows. The aim is to bring to life the findings for mobility and transport planning in Germany that cities, transport companies and other interest parties can obtain from anonymised mobile network data. Among other things, it includes regional insights on topics such as commuter behaviour and morning departure times for Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.
09. Dezember 2017

User measurements in the COMPUTER BILD Netzest 2017 confirm:

Telefónica Deutschland delivers convincing network quality despite major project for network integration

The measurements taken by users in the current network test of the consumer tech magazine COMPUTER BILD (issue 26 of December 9, 2017) confirm that the network performance of Telefónica Deutschland is stable despite the ongoing network integration.
23. November 2017

Data-based business models for transport, retail and the Internet of Things:

First anniversary of Telefónica NEXT

A year ago, Telefónica Deutschland founded its subsidiary for data-based business models: Telefónica NEXT. Plenty has happened since then: The corporate start-up has now conducted data analyses for transport planning in five German cities, it is strengthening bricks-and- mortar retail and thus German city centres with its analytical expertise, and it has made the alpha version of its “Geeny” IoT platform for end-user applications available to developers and companies. We take a look back.
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