Telekom is now utilizing a brand new frequency in its 5G community: 700 megahertz (MHz). With this, Telekom is enhancing cell communications protection in rural areas. Extra clients can now surf the web quicker on the identical time. Ten megahertz of extra bandwidth can be found solely for 5G. This ensures brief obtain occasions. Greater than 3,000 antennas are transmitting 5G at 700 MHz. That corresponds to about 1,100s antenna places.
“In the middle of the growth, using the 700 MHz frequency for 5G is the logical continuation of our spectrum technique: We need to supply our clients the perfect community always and in every single place. We’re thus reaching much more individuals nationwide with quick web and enhancing 5G protection in rural areas. That is how we create an actual worth for our clients,” mentioned Walter Goldenits, head of expertise at Deutsche Telekom.
An antenna on the 700 MHz frequency kinds a big radio cell that reaches a radius of 5 to 10 kilometres, relying on the geographical situations. In a future-proof means, Telekom additionally brings the newest cell radio normal in areas with no or little reception. A radio cell is the world that an antenna covers with its radio alerts.
5G protection of indoor areas
With the brand new frequency, Telekom’s 5G alerts have the potential to offer higher indoor protection. The 700 MHz frequency is of considerably longer wavelength than the earlier 5G frequencies. Lengthy-wave frequencies can principally penetrate buildings and partitions higher.
Three frequencies at the moment are transmitting with 5G within the community of Deutsche Telekom. Along with the 700 MHz frequency, there are two different radio bands: 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) and three.6 GHz. Utilizing totally different frequencies, every with totally different traits, makes the whole 5G community extra highly effective.
Sooner cell web with 5G
In Germany, 92 p.c of individuals can use 5G. Greater than 67,000 5G antennas are transmitting on Telekom’s community. On the three.6 GHz band, 5G is obtainable in additional than 400 cities and cities. All websites transmitting on the three.6 GHz and 700 MHz frequencies additionally help the newest 5G standalone expertise. They’re linked in parallel to each the prevailing core community and the 5G standalone core community. This community doesn’t require LTE expertise. 8,000 Telekom antennas can transmit alerts with 5G Standalone.
Many units are already appropriate with the brand new 700 MHz frequency. These embrace smartphones from Xiaomi, Oppo and the Fairphone 4. The SAMSUNG Galaxy S22 collection additionally helps the brand new frequency.