Telefonica Deutschland, which provides fixed and mobile services under the brand name O2, has announced that its 5G network now reaches around 95% of the population, while its 5G Standalone (5G SA) network, which was launched in October, covers 90% of Germans. In total, the operator implemented roughly 7,000 mobile expansion measures last year (including 3,000 for 5G), reaching more than 750 new locations to bring the total to around 28,000 across Germany. Telefonica is aiming to cover the entire population with its 5G network by 2025.

Vodafone Germany, meanwhile, says its 5G footprint reaches 91% of the population, with 4G coverage exceeding 99% of Germans. Around 6,200 construction projects were completed in all cities and districts last year; the operator said it put a total of 700 new mobile phone stations into operation and eliminated 900 ‘dead spots’ (areas where there was previously little or no network coverage available), while existing 4G and 5G network coverage was improved at 5,500 additional locations. Vodafone also revealed that its 5G SA network can be accessed by 50% of the population. Looking ahead, Vodafone is aiming to put a further 450 new mobile phone stations into operation by mid-2024, while LTE and 5G coverage will be strengthened at 2,500 additional locations.

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