More specifically, multiple users can now surf the Internet faster at the same time, thus solving the problem of “congestion” of the network, known in the past within rural areas. Also, ten megahertz bandwidth is only available for 5G networks, ensuring a significantly shorter download time, which is logical given the faster connection.
Also, more than 3000 antennas transmit 5G at 700 MHz, which corresponds to about 1100s locations with antennas.
During the expansion, the use of 700 MHz for 5G is a logical continuation of our spectrum strategy. We want to offer customers the best network anytime, anywhere. This reaches even more people across the country with high speed internet and also improves 5G coverage in rural areas. the way we create real value for our customers, ”said Walter Goldenits, head of technology at DT.
An antenna at a frequency of 700 MHz creates a large radio station that reaches a radius of five to ten kilometers, depending on geographical conditions. In a way that, as they say in the company, is ready for the future. Because, DT simultaneously brings the latest mobile radio standard in areas without or with low reception.
Currently, in Germany, 92 percent of people can use 5G and more than 67,000 5G antennas are broadcast on DT’s network. It is therefore not surprising that many devices are already compatible with the new 700 MHz frequency, and this includes smartphones from manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo and models such as Fairphone 4 and those from the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
Ultimately, DT has truly done what it set out to do back in late 2019 and enabled signal coverage above 90 percent in Germany before the end of the first half of 2022.