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Samsung, Deutsche Telekom complete 5G SA trial in Czech Republic

5G SA is the next phase of next-gen network rollouts Samsung and Deutsche Telekom completed the Czech Republic’s first 5G Standalone (SA) trial in Pilsen. During the trial, the two companies verified the performance of 5G SA Multi-User, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technologies using Samsung’s massive...

Magenta Telekom to cover half of Austrian households with 5G this year

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom, which is owned by German telecom group Deutsche Telekom, expects to cover 50% of the country’s households with 5G technology by the end of 2021, a company spokesperson told RCR Wireless News. The telco ended last year with 1,200 5G sites...

Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange, DT sign Open RAN MoU

Will operator commitment to Open RAN catalyze vendor R&D? European operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone are joining forces to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) in future mobile networks across Europe. The four carriers signed a memorandum of understanding...

Magenta Telekom’s 5G network reaches 1,200 sites across Austria

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom, which is owned by German telecom group Deutsche Telekom, said its 5G service reached 1,200 locations across the country as of the end of 2020. Magenta Telekom said it had reached around 40% of households and businesses in Austria with the...

Deutsche Telekom upgraded 45,000 sites for 5G in 2020

German operator Deutsche Telekom said its technical teams have already upgraded a total of 45,000 antennas for 5G services during 2020, the telco said in a release. Deutsche Telekom also noted that 5G can now already be used by 55 million people in Germany. “People in...

Vodafone Germany’s 5G network reaches 16 million people

Vodafone Germany said its 5G network is now available to 16 million people across the country. In a release, the operator said it has activated the 5G network for another 6 million people since the beginning of November. Vodafone Germany has turned up more than 5,000...

Deutsche Telekom expands 5G network using 3.6 GHz frequencies

German operator Deutsche Telekom installed 18 new high-speed 5G antennas in the city of Hanover, the telco said in a release. These are located at six locations in the urban areas of Calenberger Neustadt, Mitte and Vahrenwald-List and transmit on the 3.6 GHz frequency. “Our 5G...

SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom form 5G joint venture

  Korean carrier SK Telecom announced plans to form a joint venture with German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom (DT) this year with the main goal of developing 5G technology, SK Telecom said in a release. They will each hold 50% of the joint venture and each...

Orange to accelerate fixed and mobile service convergence in Romania with acquisition

Orange will take control of about 881,000 customers buying fixed and mobile service bundles French mobile operator Orange is purchasing a 54% stake in Telekom Romania Communications (TRC) from Deutsche Telekom’s OTE. As a result, Orange has bought its way into a business that serves...

DT-backed 5G sky-network to launch – offering country-wide 5G with 60 masts, no rents

Could 5G networks in the future be fixed in the sky, aboard fleets of hydrogen-powered aircraft, instead of being fixed to masts and buildings with expensive rents? This is a vision for network operator Deutsche Telekom, which has backed UK-based startup Stratospheric Platforms Limited...

Telefonica Germany set to start 5G operation in five cities

  Telefonica Germany, which operates under the O2 brand, will activate its 5G network in five German cities on October 3, the company said in a release. The telco, owned by Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica, will initially offer commercial 5G services in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt...

Qualcomm as the ‘engine’ of Open RAN base stations

Speaking during IFA, Qualcomm President discusses the company's role in the RAN Open RAN is having a big impact on the telecom space with major operators around the world embracing disaggregation of radio access network (RAN) hardware and software. The idea is to give operators...

Intel and VMware partner on 5G vRAN, open interfaces, RIC

Goal is "to simplify the steps and reduce the integration effort" associated with open and virtualized RAN Virtualization of the radio access network is and will continue to happen in the interest of making highest and best use of the 5G New Radio feature set....

Deutsche Telekom reaches half of German population with 5G

  German operator Deutsche Telekom confirmed that its 5G service currently reaches 3,000 towns and municipalities across the country, with nearly 30,000 5G antennas already in operation. Deutsche Telekom said nearly 18,000 antennas have been upgraded for 5G and integrated into the live network in the...

Deutsche Telekom selects Ericsson for 5G RAN

  German operator Deutsche Telekom has selected Ericsson for a new multi-year agreement to deploy the carrier’s 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) across Germany. Under the terms of the deal, various mobile sites will be upgraded to the latest 5G technology standard over the next few...

Deutsche Telekom to upgrade 15,000 antennas for 5G this week

  German operator Deutsche Telekom announced that around 15,000 additional antennas will be transmitting with 5G technology in the telco's network by the end of the week. In a release, the European carrier said that its technicians have made the antennas fit for 5G with a...

Deutsche Telekom explains its multi-vendor strategy

  Deutsche Telekom said that the company continues to be committed to a multi-vendor strategy for the deployment of its mobile networks. In a company blog post, the German carrier said that this strategy allows it to buy gear from a large number of different manufacturers...

T-Mobile Austria reaches more than 600 locations with 5G

aAustrian carrier T-Mobile is already offering 5G coverage at over 600 locations across the country, the telco said in a release. The telco, owned by German carrier Deutsche Telekom, noted that its 5G coverage currently reaches around 25% of the country’s households and businesses. T-Mobile Austria...

Deutsche Telekom tests 5G antennas in the 2.1 GHz band

  German carrier Deutsche Telekom confirmed it has started the technical tests to operate 5G base stations in the cities of Düsseldorf, Halle/Saale and Ingolstadt. The operator noted that these 5G antennas now operate on the 2.1 GHz frequency. The company has already installed 54 antennas in...

Deutsche Telekom to launch 5G in 14 new German cities this year

  German operator Deutsche Telekom expects to deploy 5G technology in 14 additional cities this year to reach its goal of rolling out this technology in at least 20 of the largest German cities by the end of 2020. In a conference call with investors, the...

HAPS partners aim high for a ‘rare, untapped commercial opportunity’

HAPS Alliance includes Ericsson, Nokia, SoftBank, DT, Telefonica, China Telecom, Bharti Airtel and Loon, among others A coalition of companies are aiming for the stratosphere as a "multi-billion dollar market opportunity" in telecommunications, planetary observation and weather prediction and modeling—including five traditionally terrestrial cellular network...

German carriers to expand 5G coverage via DSS technology

  German carriers Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Germany are in the process of expanding 5G coverage across the country through the use of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. Deutsche Telekom said that this expansion in 5G coverage will allow more than half of the German...

T-Mo, Sprint finalize merger; Legere steps down

Mike Sievert replaces John Legere as CEO of the combined T-Mobile It's official: Sprint is no more, and the New T-Mobile is here. T-Mobile US CEO John Legere has formally passed the torch to Mike Sievert, a month earlier than expected. Legere will continue to serve...

COVID-19 delays 1&1 Drillisch’s 5G network rollout in Germany: Report

  German company United Internet's CEO, Ralph Dommermuth, said that the construction of subsidiary 1&1 Drillisch’s 5G network would experience delays due to current measures adopted in the country to prevent a further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, local paper Handelsblatt reported. The executive...

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