Press Releases Telefónica Germany

27. September 2023

Satellite IoT:

O2 Telefónica extends its IoT network to satellite connectivity

O2 Telefónica and Skylo Technologies, a leading provider of satellite-based telecommunications for the Internet of Things (IoT), have partnered for global IoT connectivity. Skylo's so-called Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN), which transmits from space, can complement networks on Earth and help fill coverage gaps. Currently, special terminals are needed to communicate with satellites. In the future, integrated 5G radio modules can seamlessly switch between terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks.
12. September 2023

Telefónica and its Foundation mobilise to help Morocco

Telefónica, in support of the Moroccan people, launches the urgent campaign #MovilizadosPorPorElTerremoto, by means of financial donations and offering free communication between the two countries.
01. September 2023

Consumer Business:

Andreas Laukenmann starts as Chief Consumer Officer (CCO) at O2 Telefónica

Telecommunications expert Andreas Laukenmann will assume responsibility for the O2 brand on the Executive Board starting September 2023.
26. Juli 2023

Second quarter 2023:

O2 Telefónica increases revenues and earnings due to successful strategy

The telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica continued the growth momentum of the previous quarters in the second quarter of the 2023 financial year and again grew profitably across the board. Revenues increased by 4.4 per cent to 2.091 billion euros. Mobile service revenue increased by 4.3 percent to 1.463 billion euros. Handset revenue increased by 6.1 per cent to 419 million euros. Fixed line revenue climbed by 2.1 per cent to 206 million euros.
20. Juli 2023

O2 Telefónica and Ericsson take next 5G development step:

First Cloud RAN in the 26 GHz range in Europe delivers over 4 Gbit/s

Telecom provider O2 Telefónica and network equipment supplier Ericsson are taking the next development step for advanced 5G networks: The companies have implemented the first Ericsson Cloud RAN solution in Europe's mobile network. The novel Cloud RAN architecture virtualizes parts of the radio access network (RAN). In the Wayra Innovation Hub - the start-up accelerator of O2 Telefónica in Munich - the companies successfully implemented a practical use case with a so-called "data shower".
10. Juli 2023

Digital identities:

O2 Telefónica, Telekom and Vodafone in EU field test

EU field tests trial digital identities by end of 2024 | French-German-led consortium POTENTIAL responsible for pilot projects | Digital identity to activate mobile phone contract and securely unlock SIM card | Mobile operators begin test in Germany, France, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Greece and Ukraine
13. Juni 2023

Start of the "Gigabit Innovation Track" project:

Moving ever closer to 5G on trains

Deutsche Bahn (DB), network equipment supplier Ericsson, telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica and cell tower operator Vantage Towers are working together to develop a solution that would establish an extensive 5G mobile communications infrastructure along train tracks in Germany.
17. Mai 2023

Annual General Meeting of Telefónica Deutschland resolves dividend of EUR 0.18 per share for the financial year 2022

After the company's Annual General Meetings had been held in a virtual format in the past 3 years due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year the company's Annual General Meeting was again held in physical presence.
10. Mai 2023

Figures for the first quarter:

Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica accelerates profitable growth at the start of the 2023 financial year

Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica again saw strong demand for telecommunications services and products in the first quarter of 2023, increasing its revenue strongly by 8 percent to 2.101 billion euros. The strongest growth drivers were mobile service revenue, up 4.2 per cent to 1.408 billion euros, and a record quarter for hardware revenue.
06. April 2023

Very good to outstanding:

O2 achieves "very good" in the connect mobile operators hotline test

A significant plus compared to last year: O2 achieved the overall grade "very good" in this year's mobile operators hotline test of the German telco trade magazine "connect" and improved to "outstanding" in the category "accessibility "*.
04. April 2023

Network expansion in the first quarter of 2023:

O2 Telefónica drives forward digitalisation in Germany

O2 Telefónica has focused on expanding its O2 network in the first quarter of 2023 and is ensuring better mobile coverage throughout Germany.
21. März 2023

More data volume, higher surfing speeds, 5G in all tariffs, advantage for young people:

The co-growing tariffs O2 Mobile launch

On April 5, 2023, the mobile communications brand O2 will pack more performance for a fair price into the new O2 Mobile tariffs. In addition to higher data volumes and surfing speeds, new customers on the Gigabyte tariffs plans benefit above all from the Grow advantage.
21. März 2023

More performance:

New O2 prepaid rates score with higher data volume, advanced surfing guarantee, and bonus benefits

The new prepaid portfolio of the mobile communications brand O2 will be launched on April 5, 2023. New customers will then benefit from more service for a fair premium : they will receive up to 5.5 gigabytes more data volume and a surfing guarantee at a speed of 384 kbit/s.
22. Februar 2023

Annual results 2022:

O2 Telefónica accelerates growth and looks confidently to the new financial year

O2 Telefónica exceeds targets for three-year "Investment for Growth" strategy programme | Continued operational momentum accelerates growth in revenue (+5.9 percent) and OIBDA (+5.3 percent). Revenue climbs above the 8 billion euro mark for the first time | Number of mobile contract lines increases by more than 1.2 million thanks to the strong core brand O2 | Strong network expansion momentum meets expansion obligations and already delivers 5G coverage to more than 80 percent of the population | O2 Telefónica confident about 2023 financial year and plans to continue growth trajectory; revenues and OIBDA adjusted for non-recurring items expected to grow by low single-digit percentage year-on-year
21. Februar 2023

Digitization boost for the paper industry:

O2 Telefónica builds 5G campus network for Prinzhorn Group

The Prinzhorn Group, one of the leading paper and packaging manufacturers in Europe, and the telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica in cooperation with the network operator Drei Österreich have set up a modern 5G campus network at the Pitten site in Austria.
08. Februar 2023

Earthquake on the Turkish-Syrian border:

O2 Telefónica makes calls and SMS to Turkey and Syria free of charge

The images and news from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria make us deeply saddened. Our solidarity is with the affected people on site and their families. Therefore, from 9 February to 17 February, we put all mobile and landline calls as well as SMS for our own brands O2, O2 Business, Blau, AY YILDIZ and Ortel Mobile and our partner brands from Germany to Turkey and Syria free of charge.
07. Februar 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023:

O2 Telefónica promotes responsible online behaviour

From careless postings to digital bullying among peers - for many children and young people, the proper and safe use of the internet is far from natural. Not just on the occasion of the nationwide "Safer Internet Day 2023" O2 Telefónica is showing ways to deal with digital media more consciously and confidently.
31. Januar 2023

ESG ratings:

O2 Telefónica achieves top ratings for its sustainability management

Rating agencies confirm O2 Telefónica's successful commitment to sustainability in the areas of environment, social responsibility and good governance with very good ESG rankings. As of today, the company has been listed in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the fourth year in a row. In recent weeks, the international Telefónica Group has already made it onto the CDP A list for the ninth time in a row. EcoVadis rewarded O2 Telefónica with a "Gold" award. At Sustainalytics, the company achieved the best ESG risk score of all telecommunications companies in Germany. In addition, O2 Telefónica received an "AA" ranking by MSCI and a "Prime B-" from ISS.
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.
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.
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