Deutsche Telekom ramps up infrastructure investment
03 September 2013 | Kavit Majithia
Deutsche Telekom has announced plans to build a high-speed infrastructure network across Germany to reach speeds of up to 150Mbps.
The company said it is also boosting fixed-line infrastructure with fibre-optic network expansion, in addition to vectoring technology, aiming to connect 24 million households to fibre by 2016.
According to the company, it will invest up to €23 billion in Germany between 2010 and 2015, with vectoring technology aimed at supporting speeds of up to 100Mbps.
LTE is now available in over 100 German cities, a figure set to rise to 200 by the end of 2013. The company’s Mobile Data XL tariff will be the first data plan to support new 150Mbps speeds.
The operator also said it has selected Hamburg as a pilot project to become a “Hotspot City”, making it the first German city to be equipped with Wifi technology on a large scale.