Network

12.10.2018
The coming weeks will see the political course being set for the development of the future mobile broadband infrastructure in Germany. Depending on the framework conditions for the forthcoming 5G frequency allocation, Germany can either take a giant leap towards digitisation through investments by the three network providers – or it can miss out on an enormous opportunity.
08.10.2018
Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland are joining forces to accelerate the expansion of their mobile networks. The two companies have agreed to connect at least 5,000 Telefónica Deutschland mobile network sites in total to Telekom’s high-performance fibre-optic infrastructure in the long term. In turn, Deutsche Telekom can directly leverage the synergy effects from this to expand its own network. This cooperation is not just remarkable because of its size. It is also ground-breaking in terms of the future 5G communication standard and new digital applications.
18.09.2018
Fixed Wireless Access enables rapid broadband development | Trials with 20 households will start in November 2018
23.08.2018
Telefónica Deutschland has successfully implemented the voice standard Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) within its national LTE network. Technically speaking, the new voice standard is a further development of AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband): O2 customers in the LTE network can now make calls in excellent Full HD voice quality. With EVS, telephone calls are transmitted much more clearly and naturally than before – EVS transmits the audible frequency range at up to 16,000 Hertz instead of up to 7,000 Hertz as used to be the case. As a result, EVS means conversations are perceived as clearer, more understandable and therefore more natural. Another advantage is that the new codec allows background noise to be suppressed better than before. EVS significantly improves the sound image compared to previous mobile calls.
01.08.2018
No other network operator is better than O2 when it comes to providing customers in Munich with LTE - this is the result of a recent network test for mobile communications coverage in the Bavarian state capital by specialist magazine connect. Overall, the new O2 network in Munich achieved a “good” rating (830 points), having significantly improved in terms of network quality compared to the last nationwide network test in 2017 (result “sufficient”).
26.07.2018
Telefónica Deutschland is currently pushing the nationwide LTE expansion on a massive scale. In order to enhance its customers’ network experience, the company is constructing several new LTE stations in both urban and rural areas and increasing existing capacities. In the first half of 2018, the telecommunications provider already installed more than 3,000 additional LTE stations or upgraded existing LTE sites. This corresponds to approx. 120 LTE upgrades per week – at peak times even 200 per week. Thanks to this comprehensive network expansion, even more customers can browse the web at high speed in more and more places, stream videos smoothly, share their pictures with other people within seconds and make calls in the best HD voice quality thanks to voice telephony via LTE (Voice over LTE; VoLTE).
10.07.2018
On its way to the mobile communications network of the future, Telefónica Deutschland is cooperating with NGN FIBER NETWORK KG (NGN) from Lower Franconia in order to have parts of its mobile communications locations connected to high-speed fibre-optic lines. The goal of the network operator is to further improve the performance of its own LTE network, while laying the foundation for a nationwide 5G network that offers significantly better data rates, higher capacities and extremely low latency times.
26.06.2018
The network integration is a major project unparalleled in Europe and is currently in full swing across Germany, making great progress in all regions.
05.02.2018
Telefónica Deutschland will be the first network operator in Germany to provide voice calls via LTE and WiFi for all customers of its home brands and partner brands. This includes both postpaid and prepaid customers. When making calls with these technologies, so-called “Voice over LTE (VoLTE)” and “Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi),” customers benefit from improved voice quality and expanded network coverage via LTE and WiFi at no additional cost. Telefónica Deutschland will gradually implement the services across the individual brands and customer groups, and plans to have completed the process by the end of March 2018.
31.01.2018
Lab testing in Munich and field trials currently planned in Berlin will address the demands for greater capacity and performance on the path to 5G | Focus on 4.5G, 4.9G and 5G, including Massive MIMO, Edge Cloud and active antenna technology
13.12.2017
Telefónica Germany successfully carried out LTE FDD Massive MIMO field trial in Munich on July 20th 2017. The trial is the latest milestone in the operator’s collaboration with Huawei –referred to as Munich TechCity- that accelerates the application of new mobile technologies in its live network.
09.12.2017
The measurements taken by users in the current network test of the consumer tech magazine COMPUTER BILD (issue 26 of December 9, 2017) confirm that the network performance of Telefónica Deutschland is stable despite the ongoing network integration.
19.10.2017
At the 2017 Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum recently held in Munich, Huawei partnered with Telefónica Deutschland to launch the world's first 5G ready antenna deployment solution.
10.08.2017
Telefónica Deutschland has reached an important milestone in the ongoing merger of the O2 and E-Plus networks. The company has successfully completed the conversion of its GSM, UMTS and LTE networks to a uniform network identification.
10.06.2017
Telefónica attended this year’s connect conference in Munich with a number of experts to present the possibilities and challenges of the future 5G standard. Cayetano Carbajo Martín, CTO – Managing Director Networks of Telefónica, called upon the participants of his keynote to take a differentiated approach – despite the elation – towards the roll-out of the new mobile communications standard.
27.02.2017
Telefónica launched the world’s first 3.5GHz LTE TDD Massive MIMO outfield trial, running 16 terminals simultaneously over 20MHz spectrum on the 3.5GHz band with a peak downlink rate of 650 Mbps on the Ggerman O2 sub network in Munich. Throughout the trial, the Telefónica Group verified the performance of TDD Massive MIMO, which is an important milestone of the Munich TechCity project by Telefónica and Huawei.
21.07.2016
Telefónica transfers the mobile communication technology 4.5G from the lab to the live test mode | First practical trial for the application of turbo mobile communication in 2017 | Up to 1.2 Gbit/s in the laboratory and up to 400 Mbit/s in live operation | Milestone of the “TechCity Munich” project by Telefónica and Huawei
24.02.2016
Telefónica Deutschland will from now on apply innovative methods of data analysis for its network planning. Telefónica has developed an algorithm that aligns in particular the expansion of the LTE network to meet the customers’ actual needs. This new algorithm for the best network experience allows for an optimum management of investments and targeted improvements of customers’ experience.
01.12.2015
Creation of consolidated network with optimal distribution of transmitter sites | Customers will benefit from combined strength of O2 and E-Plus network infrastructure | Network integration to begin with GSM and UMTS – joint LTE from mid-2016 | Telefónica starts planned realization of large-scale synergies in the network
27.07.2015
In perfect time for the summer holidays: Starting 1st August, O2 contract customers will be able to use the fast LTE network even when travelling abroad. The new LTE roaming will first be activated for popular holiday destinations such as Spain, France and the USA. Further countries will gradually follow suit over the course of the next months.
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