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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The telecommunications providers Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone have agreed that Telefónica Deutschland will have access to Vodafone's and Unitymedia’s cable network in Germany. With the access to the cable network, Telefónica Deutschland is significantly expanding and improving its nationwide fixed-network offering with high-speed internet, including its capability to provide high quality over-the-top internet-based TV services.
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has successfully placed a promissory note loan with a volume of EUR 360 million via its subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG. The final amount exceeded the original target volume by EUR 210 million because of high demand.
Telefónica Deutschland once again stepped up the pace of its LTE expansion across its O2 network in the first quarter of 2019. The new LTE stations that the company built together with the LTE upgrades to existing locations that it performed numbered over 2,200 in the first three months overall.
From 2 May, O2 will be offering an IPTV product perfectly attuned to its customers’ modern lives: O2 TV powered by waipu.tv allows you to watch live TV at any time, from anywhere from just EUR 4.99 per month – whether at home or on the go, on your television, smartphone or tablet.
Telefónica Deutschland further intensified its network expansion measures in the first few months of 2019. In February 2019 alone, the company performed more than 900 LTE upgrades nationwide. With more than 220 LTE upgrades a week in February, Telefónica Deutschland nearly doubled the rate of its LTE expansion in comparison to the previous year. The network quality was noticeably improved further in many regions across Germany. After 6,700 very extensive LTE upgrades in 2018, the company is pursuing a unique mission this year: Around 10,000 LTE upgrades will advance LTE network coverage in the country toward full coverage and add to its coverage in cities.
The auction of the 5G frequencies started on 19 March at the premises of the Federal Network Agency in Mainz. In the course of the auction 420 MHz from the ranges 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz will be auctioned in 41 blocks.
In the 2018 financial year, Telefónica Deutschland achieved its targets and essentially completed the integration of E-Plus. Excluding regulatory impact, revenue increased by 0.9 percent. This was primarily due to the strong end device business and the sustained strong demand for mobile tariffs with large data volumes. The operating result (OIBDA) continued to develop positively.