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Data rate: O2 does not want to participate in LTE contests

Friday, September 1st, 2017 | Gadgets

The Telefónica does not want to try to exceed its competitors at the LTE data transfer rate. Telefónica Germany's CEO Markus Haas said on August 31, 2017: "We do not participate in the competition at LTE. The customer does not need to use beyond 225 MBit / s, which is not relevant."

According to Haas, Telefónica Deutschland, the company behind O2 and E-Plus, has the "tightest and largest 3G network in Germany," the network coverage is over 90 percent, while 4G is only 80 percent. "At 4G we continue to invest," he emphasized.
After the merger of Telefónica and E-Plus in 2015, the company first opened the UMTS and GSM networks of O2 and E-Plus in the context of national roaming. The Spanish company wants to largely complete grid integration by the end of 2017.
With its two networks, Telefónica Deutschland will reach 40,000 mobile radio stations, 27,000 of which would be continued, Haas explained. "We have more than 2,000 technicians active at the sites every day, and we are going well, but we will need a few more months to complete the network," said Haas Southern Germany has already been completed. "At the end of the day, it will be a super net."
In network tests, however, O2 is further behind: O2 reached a bad third place in November 2016 in the Connect mobile network test. The network was particularly disappointing in the data connections. Also a test of the computer picture of December 2016 revealed: As in the previous year, the Deutsche Telekom "with its good LTE network" the test victory. Vodafone also came in second place this year, but is close behind the test winner, O2 lands in the last place.

Telefónica: 5G with fiber optic at the mobile station
Unlike Telekom and Vodafone, Telefónica does not have its own fixed network for the upcoming mobile radio standard 5G. Gohl.de said Haas: "We have a huge core network, but for 5G we have to connect our mobile stations with fiber."
At present, 20 percent of the operator's mobile stations have a fiber link. The goal is to have "the mobile radio stations on the glass by the year 2020". Here, the Telefónica will rent from city carrier capacity. "Those who like to rent, Munich or Cologne are very healthy markets," said Haas with regard to the operators M-net and Netcologne, which are expanding the network considerably.

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