Germany Deutsche Telekom 5G

Germany Deutsche Telekom 5G

5GThe German government as released the entire 3.4 to 3.8 GHz band (c-Band), the spectrum band release unable the develop of the global 5G services. But the opening spectrum band comes with a little twist.

By opening the entire spectrum band in timely manner, Germany is committed to European and global 5G leadership. The caveat could be in the proposed conditions of the allocation to the mandatory frequencies that may slow the country 5G future.

According to Mats Granryd the general director of GSMA, the spectrum is a limited resource. It should be used and managed efficiently to ensure a 5G future that will benefit everyone.

The propose coverage obligations for the 3.6 GHz band seem to ignore the laws of physics when it comes to the propagation characteristics of the mid-band spectrum. Even if these frequencies offer very high-capacity, they cover only small areas and are not ideal for wide area coverage like the spectrum in lower bands. A combination of frequencies is critical in order to provide extensive coverage in rural areas for mobile services. This is the reason a coverage obligation should be available for the usage of any and all spectrum at an operator’s disposal to reach the conditions and delivery of their services to their potential and current customers. For mobile network operators, the coverage should not be overburden but make it easier for them to utilize.

Deutsche Telekom has announced last month their 5G network was 80% ready and expected 99% coverage by 2025. Company CEO Timotheus Höttges has stated that around 22,000 of the operator’s 27,000 mobile sites were now connected to high-speed fiber-optic. An agreement was also reached with its competitor Telefonica who will use the operator’s fiber-optic network to connect its own mobile base stations.

Deutsche Telekom is planning to release the 5G network by 2020. The operator is planning to invest 20 billion euros in Germany by 2021. An agreement has been reached with Telefonica who will use Deutsche Telekom’s fiber-optic network to connect its own mobile base stations.

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