Press Releases Telefónica Germany

13. Juni 2022

Southside, Deichbrand und Highfield Festivals:

O2 and CTS EVENTIM provide cutting-edge 5G network for 2022 summer festivals

Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica and CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, are offering high-quality 5G network coverage for the 2022 festival summer.
09. Juni 2022

Leveraging fiber rollout for improved 5G network:

O2 Telefónica and BUGLAS agree on framework agreement for fast fiber-optic connections

The German Federal Association for Fiber Optic Connections (BUGLAS) and telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica have agreed on a framework contract for the accelerated expansion of the 5G infrastructure in Germany.
01. Juni 2022

Telefónica Deutschland:

Supervisory Board reaches agreement with Wolfgang Metze on early resignation from office

Chief Consumer Officer will not continue his mandate on the Management Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG as of June 2, 2022.
25. Mai 2022

Better network for events and emergencies:

O2 brings 60 mobile 5G towers into action

Be it for major events, construction measures or crises caused by severe weather: O2 Telefónica is now on the road throughout Germany with 60 new mobile radio stations. This enables the company to quickly and flexibly provide O2 customers with additional 4G/2G capacities as well as powerful 5G on 3.6 GHz exactly where more network is needed.
19. Mai 2022

Management Team:

Telefónica Deutschland extends contract of Chief Technology & Information Officer Mallik Rao

Mallik Rao (Yelamate Mallikarjuna Rao) has been confirmed as Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO) of O2 Telefónica for an additional three years. The Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has extended his contract, which was originally set to expire at the end of 2022, until Dec. 31st, 2025.
11. Mai 2022

Interim announcement on the first quarter of 2022:

Telefónica Deutschland starts strongly into fiscal year 2022

Telefónica Deutschland has confirmed its strong momentum from the record year 2021 and again grew dynamically in the opening quarter of 2022. The operating momentum accelerated further in the process. The number of contract lines in mobile communications increased by 287,000 and was thus above the prior-year figure of 220,000.
10. Mai 2022

Corporate Responsibility Report 2021:

O2 Telefónica significantly improves climate footprint and strengthens digital participation

O2 Telefónica reduced CO2 emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 97 percent in 2021 compared to the reference year 2015, emitting only 6,266 tons of CO2. By comparison, annual CO2 emissions per capita in Germany are around 11.6 tons. In the same period, electricity consumption per byte fell by 78 percent. The company is thus making great strides toward its target of being net-CO2-neutral by 2025 at the latest.
02. Mai 2022

20 years of O2:

Changing the world of telecommunications

On its 20th birthday, O2 looks back on an impressive success story. From the Homezone to the convergent tariff for all networks: Since its launch in May 2002, the brand has stood for freedom, self-determination, innovative strength and customer orientation. With this strategic orientation, O2 has shaped the telecommunications market time and again and will continue to be a fair and high-price pioneer in the market in the future. For all its customers and those who want to become customers, O2 is celebrating its birthday with attractive offers in all areas - mobile telephony, Internet@Home and hardware.
28. April 2022

O2 expands distribution channels:

O2 my Prepaid tariffs now available via Flink delivery service

Together with Flink, O2 is launching the first SIM card delivery service of a network operator in Germany. As of now, the starter packages O2 my Prepaid S and M can be ordered in Berlin and Munich via the food delivery service Flink.
26. April 2022

Tariff innovation for the 20th brand birthday of O2:

O2 Grow - the first growing mobile tariff in Germany

The telecommunications brand O2 celebrates its 20th birthday on 1 May and looks back on an impressive success story. The core brand of O2 Telefónica has repeatedly shaped the telecoms market in this country with innovative products. And now, on the occasion of its 20th birthday, it is doing so with the O2 Grow promotional tariff.
26. April 2022

For its 20th brand birthday, O2 is expanding its gigabit fixed network coverage:

Gigabit speed for over 22 million cable households

O2 is significantly expanding its gigabit fixed network coverage: From 3 May 2022, O2 will market internet speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s to over 22 million cable households. On the occasion of its 20th birthday, the core brand of O2 / Telefónica Deutschland thus demonstrates once again that it has evolved from a pure mobile communications brand to a comprehensive telecommunications brand.
26. April 2022

Expanded cooperation in the cable fibre network:

O2 and Vodafone join forces to bring even more people into the gigabit age

Since the end of 2020, O2 has been implementing its own fixed broadband products on Vodafone Germany's cable fiber network on the basis of a wholesale agreement. At the time, the agreement was the first cable wholesale agreement in the German market and is currently exclusive to O2. As a result, the Telefónica brand reaches around 24 million households nationwide. This makes cable access a central access route for the company's "Internet for the home" offerings alongside VDSL, fiber optics and fixed-network replacement products based on mobile communications.
04. April 2022

O2 achieves milestone in 5G network expansion:

10,000 5G antennas transmitting in the O2 network

The telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica has reached an important milestone in its nationwide 5G network expansion offensive: currently, around 10,000 5G antennas are transmitting in the O2 network. This means that O2 is providing 5G to more than a third of the population.
29. März 2022

O2 Telefónica and Dataport launch 5G test lab:

First 5G standalone campus network for Hamburg in operation

IT requirements for smart cities and public administration are continuously increasing. This involves, for example, coping with increased data traffic or the seamless system integration of wireless sensors. To drive the digitalization of the public sector, Dataport is commissioning the first private 5G standalone campus network in Hamburg for its new 5G test lab.
29. März 2022

O2 Telefónica and Helios launch 5G network operation in hospital:

5G standalone campus network for Helios Klinikum in Leipzig ready for use

Digitization in the healthcare sector is necessary. The corona pandemic has made this visible in many places. To drive digitization forward in its own hospital, Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig has been operating the first private 5G standalone campus network in a hospital in Germany since December 2021. The 5G standalone campus network designed and built by O2 Telefónica acts as a digitalization turbo. With the deployment of the government-funded 5G campus network, the hospital operator expects a boost in efficiency and innovation.
22. März 2022

Cooperation between network operators:

Additional up to 2,000 sites for network coverage in the O2 network in 2022

The German mobile network operators are implementing further initiatives to improve mobile coverage in rural areas. As part of their grey spots initiatives, the operators had each bilaterally agreed to share the network technology of the operator previously active there alone at several thousand locations. Customers of O2 Telefónica and its partner brands will be provided with 4G mobile reception at up to 2,000 additional locations this year via this and other cooperation agreements. This will enable an additional several 100,000 people to use the O2 network where they live.
02. März 2022

Modern business customer solutions in the cloud:

O2 Telefónica launches new B2B billing platform with MATRIXX on Google Cloud

O2 Telefónica is taking the management of business customer solutions to the cloud: the telecommunications provider is launching a new cloud-based IT platform for the future-proof management and billing of its digital office and telecommunications solutions in the business customer segment (B2B). For this, the company relies on state-of-the-art software from MATRIXX, a leading provider of 5G converged charging solutions, running on the Google Cloud. Business customers benefit from near real-time billing processes and an optimized billing overview.
28. Februar 2022

Decarbonise the supply chain with The Climate Choice:

O2 Telefónica analyses CO2 emissions from suppliers

O2 Telefónica wants to create more transparency about its CO2 emissions along the supply chain, meaning in Scope 3. To this end, the company will use The Climate Choice software platform and collect climate-focused data from around 1,000 suppliers. The top 40 suppliers will also be invited to carry out a software-driven climate rating in order to uncover potentials for decarbonisation and to identify tailor-made fields of action.
23. Februar 2022

Preliminary annual results:

Telefónica Deutschland closes 2021 as record year

Telefónica Deutschland closed 2021 as a record year. The company confirmed its strong momentum and again significantly improved operationally and financially compared to the previous year. In terms of revenue and customer development, Telefónica Deutschland achieved new records. Revenue increased by 3.1% to EUR 7.765 billion and was driven by a 3.5% increase in mobile service revenue to EUR 5.492 billion.
21. Februar 2022

Telefónica Deutschland extends CEO contract with Markus Haas

At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG approved the appointment of Markus Haas as the company’s CEO for a further three-year term until 31 December 2025. His current contract is valid until 31 December 2022. Markus Haas has been CEO of Telefónica Deutschland since January 2017 and leads the seven-member Management Board.
17. Februar 2022

Open RAN in the mobile network:

O2 Telefónica uses Nokia artificial intelligence to optimize its mobile network

O2 Telefónica is the first German network operator connecting an Open RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) from Nokia to a mobile communications cluster in its own commercial live network. In the coming months, the artificial intelligence of the RIC will independently optimize the mobile network for customers in the Hellersdorf district of Berlin.
18. Januar 2022

SZ interview with CEO Markus Haas:

"5G will help the cloud achieve a breakthrough"

In an interview at the start of the year with the Süddeutsche Zeitung, CEO Markus Haas talks about digital opportunities for a new German government, ways to speed up network expansion and the benefits of 5G.
17. Januar 2022

Innovation in Munich:

O2 / Telefónica activates Germany's first Open RAN mini-radio cells

As the first German network operator, O2 / Telefónica has activated the first mini-radio cells with innovative Open RAN technology (ORAN) in Munich. In addition to the very well developed O2 network, this will provide all O2 customers with even more capacity and higher bandwidths at busy locations in the future. The installation of pure 5G Open RAN mini radio cells ("5G standalone") will follow later in the year.
14. Januar 2022

ESG pioneering role confirmed:

O2 / Telefónica achieves top ratings in sustainability ratings by Sustainalytics and EcoVadis

O2 / Telefónica Germany continues to improve in the relevant ESG ratings by Sustainalytics and EcoVadis. The company performs particularly well in the environmental and ethical categories, confirming its pioneering role in sustainability management in the telecommunications industry.
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