Deutsche Telekom to Upgrade German LTE Network to 150Mbps
Published on: 3rd Sep 2013
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Germany's Deutsche Telekom has said that it is planning to upgrade its LTE network to LTE A and support theoretical peak download speeds of up to 150Mbps.
All LTE base stations will be equipped with the new technology in cities and urban centers where speeds of 100Mbps are already possible. The company said that means LTE is available immediately in well over 100 German cities. That number is set to rise to almost 200 by the end of the year.
The company also announced plans to upgrade its landline network to support 100Mbps fiber broadband services with a further 44 cities connected this year.
In addition, the network expansion will allow the Group to hire almost 6,000 of its own trainees by 2015. Deutsche Telekom is also reducing its outsourcing in favor of internal jobs and is promoting partial retirement over early retirement. In doing so the Group is keeping senior employees' experience in the company as part of demography-oriented personnel development.
"We're already building the network of the future for Germany today! We're investing in Germany, for Germany! And not just in the urban centers," says René Obermann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom.