Press Releases Telefónica Germany

23. Januar 2023

More data volume that grows automatically, higher surfing speeds, 5G in all tariffs:

New O2 mobile offering with more performance from April

The O2 brand will launch a new mobile service under the name O2 Mobile on April 5, 2023. The telecommunications company O2 Telefónica is thus also implementing its announced strategy of packing more performance into rates at a fair price for its core brand. In addition to higher data volumes and higher surfing speeds in all gigabyte term plans, new customers benefit above all from the Grow Benefit: The monthly data volume of O2 Mobile customers grows by up to 10 gigabytes every year - automatically and at no extra charge.1
11. Januar 2023

Rapid progress in network expansion:

O2 Telefónica meets expansion requirements of the Federal Network Agency

O2 Telefónica has submitted its expansion figures to the Federal Network Agency to meet the coverage requirements as of the cut-off date of December 31, 2022. The telecommunications provider has completed an impressive network expansion program over the past three years: since 2020, O2 Telefónica has processed around 20,000 mobile sites to further improve the O2 network and achieve the required coverage levels. The company considers the obligations to have been met - taking into account legal and factual circumstances. In the case of the 5G rollout, O2 Telefónica has even far exceeded the required condition.
21. Dezember 2022

Supervisory Board decision:

Telefónica Deutschland extends further Management Board contracts

The Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has approved the early extension of the contracts of Management Board members Valentina Daiber, Chief Officer Legal & Corporate Affairs, Nicole Gerhardt, Chief Human Resources Officer, Alfons Lösing, Chief Partner & Wholesale Officer, and Markus Rolle, Chief Financial Officer, which expire in July 2023. The new contracts run until 2026.
12. Dezember 2022

Faster 5G through frequency bundling:

O2 Telefónica and Nokia use 5G carrier aggregation for upload for the first time

O2 Telefónica and Nokia make the upload of files and videos on the 5G network even faster. For the first time, the telecommunications provider and its technology partner have bundled two 5G frequencies to increase the maximum data rate when sending data over the mobile network. This so-called carrier aggregation technology is already used extensively in the 4G/LTE network.
07. Dezember 2022

Real-time applications over 5G campus network and edge computing:

Telefónica Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and cooperate on mobile robot solutions

Telefónica Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and the Norwegian scale-up work together on mobile robot solutions based on state-of-the-art 5G networking and edge computing. The partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. A first practical study (PoC) demonstrates the performance of 5G campus networks and edge computing in the real-time orchestration of autonomously driving robotic wheels from
06. Dezember 2022

Network of the future for new 5G solutions:

O2 Telefónica lifts 5G core network into the cloud to unlock new opportunities

O2 Telefónica is taking the next step in 21st century digital connectivity and is going to move its 5G core network in Germany to the cloud in the future. With its software-based 5G cloud core network, the telecommunications provider wants to deploy and make updates in the network even faster and provide new networking solutions for private and business customers.
29. November 2022

Best O2 network ever:

connect awards O2 network "very good" rating for the third time in a row

The renowned connect network test awards the O2 mobile network a "very good" rating for the third time in a row. The provider was able to record a significant plus of 20 points on its account. This means that the O2 network has made the biggest leap forward in quality of all German network operators.
18. November 2022

Voice telephony disruptions resolved:

O2 mobile network fully available

On Thursday, there were restrictions in telephony via 2G, 4G and fixed network in the period from about 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. due to a disrupted voice system at a network location. Customers of O2 Telefónica have been able to make full phone calls again since late yesterday evening.
17. November 2022

Mobile data usage at Munich Game:

Brady beats Bayern

What a spectacular game! Tens of thousands of American Football fans came to Munich last weekend to watch the first regular season game of the US Professional Football League in Germany. A look at the mobile data from the O2 Telefónica network shows: Fans came from all over Germany and many from the United States. According to the data, they are significantly younger and more digitally active than those who attend soccer matches.
17. November 2022

Virtualization in the mobile access network:

O2 Telefónica uses Nokia Cloud RAN technology in 5G network

Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica is using innovative Cloud RAN technology from European network equipment supplier Nokia in its 5G network for the first time. As with Open RAN, Cloud RAN allows parts of the radio access network (RAN) to be virtualized, which makes it possible to separate hardware and software.
03. November 2022

Strong growth:

O2 Telefónica significantly increases revenue thanks to strong customer growth in the third quarter

Continued positive trend: third-quarter revenues up 6.0 percent to EUR 2.085 billion based on strong mobile service revenues (+3.7 percent) and terminal equipment business | Higher operating profit: adjusted operating profit OIBDA increases by 4.7 percent to EUR 642 million | Customer confidence unbroken: Additional 304,000 mobile post paid net additions (excl. M2M) in the third quarter due to strong development of the core O2 brand
31. Oktober 2022

5G rollout at record speed:

O2 covers 75 percent of the population with 5G

Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica is making much faster progress with the nationwide rollout of its 5G network than originally planned. The O2 network now supplies 75 percent of the population in Germany with the 5G mobile standard. Currently, more than 18,000 5G antennas are transmitting on the o2 network.
28. Oktober 2022

Telefónica Deutschland:

Andreas Laukenmann becomes new Chief Consumer Officer (CCO) at O2 Telefónica

Experienced telecommunications expert completes the Management Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG
14. Oktober 2022

Smartphone Magazin Network Test:

O2 network receives top rating of “Outstanding”

In the major Smartphone Magazin network test, the O2 mobile network secures the top rating of “Outstanding”. Thanks to a further improvement in network quality, O2 now receives the highest rating in the network test for the first time, following the rating of “very good” last year.
12. Oktober 2022

Internet of Things (IoT):

O2 Telefónica equips Nexaro vacuum cleaner robot with IoT connectivity

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), O2 Telefónica will in future equip every NR 1500 vacuum robot from Vorwerk subsidiary Nexaro with a Telefónica IoT SIM card. The connectivity solution from O2 Telefónica is the prerequisite for intelligent real-time management of the autonomous vacuum robots in commercial properties.
22. September 2022

Expansion cooperation in rural areas:

O2 Telefónica and Telekom join forces to cover first gray areas in mobile coverage

O2 Telefónica and Telekom are working together to close mobile network gaps in rural areas. The two companies have been working more closely together since last year to improve mobile coverage and are now jointly providing better mobile communications in the so-called "gray spots."
21. September 2022

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone together with MATSUKO implement a proof of concept of holographic presence as a simple phone call

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone together with the deep tech company MATSUKO develop easy-to-use platform for immersive 3D experiences merging virtuality with reality.
12. August 2022

Million-euro support for reconstruction:

O2 Telefónica donates network technology to Ukraine

O2 Telefónica is providing Ukraine with a comprehensive package of modern network technology to support the urgently needed reconstruction of the destroyed telecommunications infrastructure in the country.
27. Juli 2022

Quality leap provides additional boost:

O2 Telefónica achieves record results in first half of 2022

O2 Telefónica closes the first half of 2022 with a record performance. Investments in improved network quality, innovative tariffs, excellent services, and greater sustainability are once again giving the company a significant performance boost for its customers.
26. Juli 2022

5G campus network for university research:

O2 Telefónica provides Technical University of Munich with digital springboard for more innovations

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now conducting research on concrete applications via a 5G campus network set up by O2 Telefónica. For example, the scientists want to use 5G to improve the use of autonomous transport vehicles in intralogistics. Until now, such vehicles have been restricted in their range of applications due to limited data connections and response times.
14. Juli 2022

50 percent 5G coverage:

O2 Telefónica reaches 5G rollout target for 2022 more quickly

Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica is making rapid progress in its 5G network rollout and has reached an important milestone early: since June, the telecommunications provider has been providing 50 percent of the population with its fast O2 5G network.
08. Juli 2022

Improved network for the Bavarian capital:

O2 Telefónica launches 5G in Munich's subway system

Munich-based telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica is launching its fast 5G network in the Munich subway. From now on, all O2 customers with the appropriate tariff and device can use the modern 5G mobile communications standard in the entire subway network of the Bavarian capital. Whether on the daily commute to work or on the way to events such as soccer matches and the Oktoberfest - thanks to 5G, O2 customers benefit from an improved network experience on all lines from U1 to U8. They have access to higher mobile data rates and more network capacity when they use music and video streaming or other digital applications while riding the subway.
13. Juni 2022

Southside, Deichbrand and 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.
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