Deutsche Telekom said it will embark on network modernization in Bavaria with an additional one thousand mobile base stations by the end of 2020.
The initiative will focus on expanding coverage along important transportation routes, such as freeways and rail lines, as well as rural areas.
Deutsche Telekom is also taking an extra step and supporting the Bavarian state government in its efforts to provide mobile coverage to areas that are difficult to reach due to topography and economic factors. Deutsche Telekom also plans to eliminate 35 white spots through shared use of BOS (public safety digital radio system) locations in Bavaria.
At the same time, the German Economics Ministry is preparing a funding program to find solutions for the remaining areas, most of which are highly uneconomical. Deutsche Telekom welcomes the idea of municipal support for setting up new locations in the framework of this funding program. The sites will be available for rental by all network operators. The mobile communication providers will take care of the technical equipment and active integration of the locations.
In addition, most locations in Bavaria will be equipped with the latest single RAN technology and LTE 900 in the coming months.