Press Releases Telefónica Germany

07. September 2020

Over 20,000 4G cellular sites:

O2 network expansion offensive makes great progress

Telefónica Deutschland / O2 has broken the 20,000 mark for 4G coverage of mobile phone sites with its current network expansion offensive. Since the beginning of the year, the network operator has set up around 4,000 4G stations to provide numerous towns and districts with mobile O2 high-speed networks for the first time. In addition, more than 2,000 additional 4G stations are in operation at existing locations to provide more capacity and higher surfing speeds for mobile data use. Thus, O2 network engineers have improved the 4G mobile coverage for over 5.5 million people in the O2 network since the beginning of the year. The 4G mobile communications standard enables O2 customers to use all digital applications even when they are on the move.
02. September 2020

Mercedes-Benz Cars opens "Factory 56":

Production facilities are connected in real time via O2 5G campus network

Today, the car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars put one of the world's most modern car production facilities into operation - an all-digital, flexible and green factory - the "Factory 56". A core element of the new, fully networked production facility in Sindelfingen will be the 5G campus network that Telefónica Deutschland / O2 has built for Mercedes-Benz Cars in cooperation with network equipment supplier Ericsson. The fifth generation of mobile communications will connect machines and systems intelligently, securely, wirelessly and in real time. In future, the network will be used in ongoing automobile production.
01. September 2020

Cooperation with Amazon Web Services and Ericsson drives new industrial 5G solutions:

Telefónica Germany / O2 builds new 5G core network in the cloud

Telefónica Germany / O2 is the first German network operator to build its 5G core network as well as crucial 5G network functions for new industry solutions in the cloud. Via the cloud-based 5G core network, new industry solutions can be developed faster, production and logistics processes can be automated even more and applications implemented in real-time (edge computing). In an industrial use case proof of concept, Telefónica Germany / O2 will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its proven cloud infrastructure to virtualize its 5G core. In addition, the company is relying on 5G core and orchestration components from the Swedish telecommunications supplier Ericsson.
19. August 2020

Strategic cooperation:

Telefónica Deutschland selects Tech Mahindra to support efficient network and services operations

Telecommunications provider Telefónica Deutschland and Tech Mahindra Ltd, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, have agreed on a strategic cooperation in the network and services operations segment.
11. August 2020

On the way to the "New Normality":

Telefónica Deutschland is gearing up its cooperation for the future with five decisive steps

Telefónica Germany wants to build on the knowledge gained during the COVID-19 special situation and anchor positive changes for the future. To this end, the company presented the corresponding direction to its approximately 8,500 employees on August 10, 2020. With "5 Bold Moves" - five decisive steps - the cooperation is to be aligned to the digital working world of tomorrow: Working Anywhere, Working Anytime, Outcome-based Leadership, Digital by Default and 70% Less Travel.
29. Juli 2020

Interim statement for the first half of 2020:

Telefónica Deutschland / O2 shows relative strength in the first half year and confirms revenue and OIBDA outlook

Telefónica Deutschland / O2 has had a robust first half-year against the background of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
20. Juli 2020

25 years Telefónica Germany / O2:

From the homezone to the trampoline of digitization

July 21, 1995 marks the birth of today's Telefónica Deutschland / O2. 25 years ago, the predecessor company VIAG Interkom became the 4th mobile network operator. Today, the company connects more than 42 million people in mobile communications alone. Another more than 2 million via the fixed network. And a steadily growing number of machines. With increasing digitalization, the company will in future have an even greater impact on all areas of life and work.
16. Juli 2020

Rapid smart meter expansion at Telefónica | O2:

Digitalization reduces power consumption and CO2 emissions in the network

Telefónica Deutschland / O2 is currently equipping 350 mobile phone sites per week with smart meters for digital power metering to further increase the CO2 efficiency of the O2 network. In total, a good 7,500 locations currently have smart meters. The equipment of 27,000 sites is planned by the end of 2021. Telefónica Deutschland expects considerable electricity and CO2 savings through this digitalization measure.
29. Juni 2020

Telecom Trade Reader's Choice 2020:

Mobile phone retailers nominate O2 as overall winner

O2 is more popular than ever with its dealers. This is shown by the results of the latest reader survey conducted by Telecom Handel, the trade magazine for telecommunications. The readers of the renowned Munich trade magazine, predominantly telecommunications retailers from all over Germany, voted O2 the best mobile phone provider of the year. The mobile phone brand is thus continuing its series of successes in retail.
16. Juni 2020

CEO Markus Haas's contribution to the Mobile Summit:

State intervention only necessary for uneconomic sites

The Corona crisis has once again shown how important a well-functioning digital infrastructure is for maintaining public life. Our networks are far better than their reputation - they have passed the stress test! This was made clear again today by the federal government, the states, local authorities and the network operators in their joint declaration on the occasion of the second mobile communications summit under the leadership of Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer.
04. Juni 2020

Passive infrastructure:

Telefónica Deutschland sells mobile sites to Telxius for 1.5 billion euros

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.
03. Juni 2020

Participation in the worldwide research project folding@home:

Telefónica Deutschland uses computing capacities to combat the coronavirus

In the fight against the coronavirus, Telefónica Deutschland is supporting an international research association to develop therapies and vaccinations. The telecommunications provider is providing a data centre for the volunteer computing project folding@home.
02. Juni 2020

European network supplier for the most security-relevant network area:

Telefónica Deutschland builds 5G core network with Ericsson technology

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.
27. Mai 2020

The smartphone as a mobile bank:

O2 Banking starts into the future with comdirect

O2 and comdirect bank AG will cooperate in O2 Banking in future. Together, the partners will comprehensively modernise the mobile banking offer for their customers. With comdirect, O2, the core brand of Telefónica Deutschland, has won one of the leading online banks in Germany for o2 Banking. The multiple award-winning bank stands for innovative strength, a powerful technological platform and high quality customer service.
20. Mai 2020

First virtual Annual General Meeting:

Shareholders of Telefónica Deutschland approve dividend of 0.17 euros per share

Telefónica Deutschland has successfully held its first virtual Annual General Meeting. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, shareholders were able to resolve as planned agenda items such as the payment of the dividend for 2019 and the Supervisory Board election.
18. Mai 2020

Telefónica Deutschland publishes Corporate Responsibility Report:

CO2 and energy consumption targets already exceeded

Telefónica Deutschland with its core brand O2 has largely achieved the Corporate Responsibility (CR) targets set in 2016 with the Responsible Business Plan 2020 one year earlier than originally planned. The target of reducing Co2 emissions by 11 percent compared with 2015 was significantly exceeded with a reduction of 28.5 percent by the end of 2019. While data volumes rose by 106% by the end of 2019 compared to 2015, energy consumption fell by 15%. Overall, this means a reduction in energy consumption per data volume of 56.1%. The company has been sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources since 2016.
06. Mai 2020

Good start to the year:

Telefónica Deutschland reports significant growth in sales and earnings in the first quarter

Telefónica Deutschland has made a good start to the year 2020. The company grew more strongly than in previous quarters in terms of both revenue and earnings. In the first three months, revenue rose by 3.8 percent to 1.85 billion euros, while adjusted operating income (OIBDA) increased by 1.6 percent to 532 million euros.
17. April 2020

#WeStayConnected:

O2 opens shops from April 20th

From next Monday, 20 April 2020, O2 will be opening its shops for customers again - the only exceptions are O2 shops in Bavaria and Thuringia. In these two federal states, the O2 shops will open one week later due to the orders of the state governments. This means that from 20 April in 14 federal states and from 27 April throughout Germany, O2 will once again offer personal advice in the O2 Shops during the known opening hours.
06. April 2020

Information on the current situation:

More information via mobile phone, more entertainment via fixed network

The current challenges around the corona topic influence the private and professional life of millions of people. Many customers are at home, working from their home office, looking after their children or are in contact with their schools and universities via the Internet. The O2 network has a very special role to play in meeting people's increased need for information and communication in these times. More than ever, we are dependent on mobile networking.
02. April 2020

Telefónica Deutschland:

Peter Löscher new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG today elected Peter Löscher as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He has been a member of the company's Supervisory Board since April 1, 2020 by court appointment.
01. April 2020

Data anonymisation:

Telefónica Germany supports Robert Koch Institute with mobility analyses in the fight against corona

In the current exceptional situation due to corona, the discussion about mobility analyses based on mobile radio data has gained momentum again. The question is whether and how these analyses can help to contain the corona virus.
30. März 2020

Keep your distance, stick together:

O2 supports initiative "Germany against Corona”

The O2 brand is the new partner of "Germany against Corona". With its "All for All" campaign, the initiative appeals to every individual to maintain the necessary safety distance in public spaces. At the same time, it wants to spread confidence and promote cohesion.
30. März 2020

For the whole of Bavaria:

Red Cross temporarily uses O2 Tower as location centre during the Corona crisis

The crisis management team of the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) is temporarily moving to the O2 Tower at Georg-Brauchle-Ring because of the corona pandemic. From there, 30 BRK employees will coordinate the emergency work for the Free State of Bavaria from the first floor of the building around the clock in three shifts, probably for the next two months.
19. März 2020

The world’s biggest networking solution in the retail sector:

Telefónica Germany connects ALDI

A flagship project for more than 8,000 ALDI sites in 14 European countries | Secure, scalable, straightforward: SD-WAN networking solution from Telefónica Germany meets all the high expectations of its partner
18. März 2020

Information on the current situation:

Telefónica Germany is closing all directly operated O2 shops until further notice

In accordance with the official requirements of the federal states and for reasons of preventive health protection, Telefónica Germany is keeping all directly operated O2 Shops throughout Germany closed until further notice with effect from 18 March 2020. This also includes O2 Shops in federal states for which no official order has been issued to date.
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