Press Releases Telefónica Germany

18. Dezember 2019

Telefónica Deutschland signs Sustainability-Linked Loan

Telefónica Deutschland concluded a so-called "Sustainability-Linked Loan" in the amount of 750 million euros via its subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG. The interest margin is linked, among other things, to the fulfillment of ESG criteria (ESG = Environment, Social and Governance) in the areas of environmental and climate protection, social commitment and corporate management.
11. Dezember 2019

Telefónica Deutschland to invest several billion euros into its mobile network by 2022:

Additional CapEx heralds growth phase and start of 5G era

Telefónica Deutschland plans to accelerate its growth significantly in the coming years. Between 2020 and 2022, the company intends to increase its revenue by at least 5 percent overall while further increasing its profitability. As a basis for growth, an additional several hundred million euros are to be invested in network expansion.
03. Dezember 2019

"Good" rating in all German network tests for the first time:

o2 network achieves breakthrough in network quality

This never happened before: In all three major German network tests, the O2 network has achieved the grade "good". In the tests of the specialist magazines connect, CHIP and COMPUTER BILD, the network made the biggest leap forward across all providers in terms of network quality.
14. November 2019

More LTE, higher speeds and more stable connections:

O2 customers benefit from LTE network expansion

Telefónica Deutschland is implementing the largest LTE expansion program in the company's history. The company consistently pushed ahead with the expansion of the O2 LTE network in October and put more than 550 new LTE transmitters into operation. This has improved broadband coverage and LTE capacities in all 16 federal states.
11. November 2019

Price-performance winner at Smartphone Magazine network test:

O2 network awarded with "good" rating

In the current network test of Smartphone Magazine, the O2 network was awarded with a "good" rating. With 310 points, O2 is at eye level with the runner-up in the overall ranking (312 points). Among other things, the O2 network scored with the best network coverage in Germany (99.96 percent) and strong results in YouTube streaming or ping times.
04. November 2019

Preliminary figures for the first nine months 2019:

Telefónica Deutschland invests, posts stronger growth and exceeds 50 million accesses served

In the first nine months of the year, Telefónica Deutschland has set a high pace both in mobile and fixed communications segments. By the end of September, the company had gained almost one million net mobile subscribers.
30. Oktober 2019

Up to 1GBit/s – Highspeed Internet from O2 for even more households:

Telefónica Deutschland and Tele Columbus cooperate on cable & fiber connections

Telefónica Deutschland will be able to offer even more customers highspeed Internet via fixed network in future via its core brand O2. The Munich-based company is working closely with Tele Columbus to achieve this: As part of a cooperation agreement, Telefónica Deutschland will receive long-term access to the provider's cable and fiber networks.
23. Oktober 2019

Telefónica Germany extends Management Board contracts

The Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has resolved upon the extension of the contracts of the following five Management Board members by a further three years until July 2023.
01. Oktober 2019

Telefónica Germany:

Stronger than ever five years after the acquisition of E-Plus

On the fifth anniversary of the acquisition of E-Plus, Telefónica Deutschland is stronger than ever before. The merger of the two providers in 2014 created Germany's largest mobile communications provider: With over 45 million connections, no other company connects more people to mobile communications in Germany. And Telefónica Deutschland has realized synergies in the billions over the past five years. This benefits the company's shareholders, but above all its customers - because Telefónica Deutschland has significantly increased its ability to innovate, its investment power and the quality of its offerings.
24. September 2019

Individual combination of mobile telephony and smartphone:

O2 You heralds the end of rigid contract terms

Low or high smartphone deposit? Six or 36 monthly mobile phone payments? A few gigabytes or unlimited high-speed data volume? From 8 October, O2 customers will have their contract terms in their own hands: with O2 You, they can put together their own personal combination of mobile phone and smartphone.1) What's special: The mobile tariff can be cancelled at any time. And the end device can be paid off flexibly.
06. September 2019

Additional national LTE expansion:

Network operators agree on national mobile network pact

With today's signing of the national mobile network pact, another important step has been taken jointly by politicians and network operators to advance Germany's digital transformation. In the summer of 2018, the federal government, local authorities and network operators signed a declaration of intent on how the LTE expansion in Germany can be driven forward. Telefónica Deutschland is firmly convinced that the digitization of Europe's largest economy can only succeed with the close cooperation of all parties involved.
26. August 2019

Telefónica Deutschland continues LTE expansion offensive in July:

O2 network with new LTE stations from the Baltic Sea to the Black Forest

Telefónica Deutschland continued to massively expand its LTE network in the summer month of July, connecting many holiday resorts to the fast Internet. From the Baltic Sea to the Black Forest, the company put more than 600 new LTE transmitters into operation last month. The extensive measures directly benefit O2 customers in their digital everyday lives: The quality of the O2 network has been further improved by the expansion measures in numerous German cities and communities as well as along important traffic routes. Every hour, the network receives new LTE transmitters for better LTE coverage, higher average data rates and more LTE capacities. In total, the company will install around 10,000 new LTE transmitters in its network this year.
29. Juli 2019

Positive half-year results for Telefónica Deutschland's LTE expansion:

O2 network with improved LTE coverage in thousands of municipalities

More LTE, higher speeds and again an even better nationwide network coverage - Telefónica Deutschland draws a very positive half-year result for its LTE expansion in the o2 network. In the course of this year alone, the company has put 4,400 new LTE transmitters into operation throughout Germany.
24. Juli 2019

Preliminary figures for the first half year 2019:

Telefónica Deutschland grows and invests heavily in network expansion and new products

Telefónica Deutschland continues to grow. Revenues from January to June rose by 1.1 percent compared to the previous year. This was driven by sustained high demand for mobile handsets and a strong development in mobile service revenue in the second quarter. In the first half of the year, the company was able to gain a net 607,000 mobile subscriptions and expanded its DSL customer base. Telefónica Deutschland continues to invest in growth and recently launched innovative products such as O2 TV.
24. Juli 2019

Mallik Rao becomes new CTO on the Board of Telefónica Deutschland

Mallik Rao (Yelamate Mallikarjuna Rao) will be the future new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Telefónica Germany. As a member of the Management Board, he will then be responsible for the company's mobile and fixed-network operations. Mallik Rao is to follow Cayetano Carbajo Martin from mid-October, who will take on a new role at the Spanish parent company following the successful completion of key milestones in the further development and improvement of Telefónica Deutschland's network infrastructure.
16. Juli 2019

CEO Markus Haas in an interview with the Berliner Zeitung:

"Politics and business must finally sit down at one table"

The expensive frequency auction has deprived the market of billions, at the same time the network rollout requirements demand a lot from the mobile operators. In an interview with Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland (RND), CEO Markus Haas explains that sanctions do not promote network expansion and that Germany now needs politicians and business to join forces.
09. Juli 2019

Cable network access for Telefónica Deutschland:

Real competition in the German fixed marked at last

The spectrum auction is behind us, and the next landmark decision concerning the future of the German telecommunications market is already upon us: The European Commission is about to decide whether Vodafone should be allowed to purchase large parts of Liberty Global's European cable network. A statement by board member Valentina Daiber.
17. Juni 2019

Mobile network of the future in "Factory 56" in Sindelfingen:

Mercedes-Benz Cars and Telefónica Deutschland establish the world's first 5G network for automobile production

Together with telecommunications company Telefónica Deutschland and network supplier Ericsson, Mercedes-Benz Cars is putting in place the world's first 5G mobile network for automobile production in its "Factory 56" in Sindelfingen.
17. Juni 2019

Telefónica Deutschland as partner for the industry and business customers:

"We are bringing companies into the 5G age"

In a short interview, Cayetano Carbajo Martín, Chief Technology Officer of Telefónica Deutschland, talks about the importance of the deployment of private networks for the company and the role that telecommunications providers will play in the future.
12. Juni 2019

The number one in German mobile sets the course for 5G:

Telefónica Deutschland acquires valuable frequency spectrum for the latest mobile radio technology 5G

In the mobile radio frequency auction that has come to an end, Telefónica Deutschland has secured 90 MHz nationwide spectrum for the high-performance mobile radio standard 5G with a running time up to 2040.
12. Juni 2019

Telefónica Deutschland's three-point plan for nationwide mobile communications coverage:

Call for a fast and comprehensive mobile broadband service in Germany

The end of the 5G frequency auction is only the beginning of a necessary overall mobile communications concept for all participants from industry and politics to trigger sustainable investment impulses for Germany's digital infrastructure.
22. Mai 2019

Telefónica Deutschland with continuously high LTE expansion rate:

More than 800 new LTE transmitters in April 2019 improve O2 network

Telefónica Deutschland continues to go full speed ahead with the expansion of its O2 LTE network: In April 2019 alone, the telecommunications provider built more than 800 new LTE stations or upgraded the capacity of existing LTE locations throughout Germany.
21. Mai 2019

UNESCO World Day of Cultural Diversity 8,800 people from 74 cultures – that is Telefónica Germany

Today 21 May is UNESCO's World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Telefónica Deutschland is not only committed to diversity and gender equality, but also has employees from 74 different cultures in Germany alone. From A for Afghanistan to V for United States: The Telefónica Deutschland team consists of 74 different cultures. Numerous colleagues have their roots in Spain, the USA, Croatia, Turkey, Italy and Greece. But there are also more distant countries like Australia or Mauritius.
13. Mai 2019

Digital manifesto presented in Berlin:

Telefónica Deutschland calls for New Digital Deal

Telefónica makes a global commitment to a “new digital deal” with the goal of delivering responsible digitalisation that benefits everybody. With ethical principles to govern the application of artificial intelligence as well as nationwide support programs such as “Digital Mobility for Seniors”, Telefónica Deutschland is promoting practical steps. The telecommunications company presented the current and German edition of its Digital Manifesto to politicians and association representatives on 8 May 2019 in Berlin.
09. Mai 2019

Preliminary figures for the first quarter 2019:

Telefónica Deutschland increases revenue as well as number of contract customers and invests in future growth

Telefónica Deutschland has started 2019 with a strong momentum and at the same time has laid the foundations for the mobile network of the future. Due to the dynamic partner business and the strong demand for O2 Free tariffs and mobile devices, revenues adjusted for regulatory effects rose by 1.3 percent to EUR 1.79 billion in the first quarter.
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