The German mobile operator says it activated 1,000 5G sites in the first quarter of 2023.
Telefónica, which operates under the brand name O2 in Germany says it is rapidly expanding its 5G network in the country which now reaches 82% of the country’s population. This is an increase of 7% since November 2022.
The operator says that it has deployed 200 mobile sites in the 3.6 GHz band which were deployed in urban areas such as Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Essen and Munich. In around 600 additional locations, the operator now offers 5G using the 700 MHz band.
Telefónica says that by the end of 2023, it will cover 90% of the country’s population with 5G. By 2025 it hopes to cover 100%.
“This year we are densifying our 5G network in cities and rural areas to further improve the 5G customer experience. We’re making sure consumers and businesses can connect reliably every day,” says Mallik Rao, Chief Technology & Information Officer of O2 Telefónica.