DT Continues Aggressive Rollout of LTE Base Stations; Targets 36k BTS by 2021

DT Continues Aggressive Rollout of LTE Base Stations; Targets 36k BTS by 2021 Image Credit: Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom said it has commissioned over 300 new LTE mobile base stations in the past eight weeks. 

Around 51,000 households can now access Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network for the first time. Most strongly 3,400 households profit in Kaufungen (Hessians). Wolfschlugen (Baden-Württemberg) follows with 2,200 households. With 77 new LTE base stations, NRW is the primary beneficiary of this build-out, followed by Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, each with 40 base stations.

Deutsche Telekom said it will raise the number of mobile base stations in Germany from 29,000 currently to 36,000 in 2021. The LTE build-out will help Deutsche Telekom fill coverage gaps in mobile communications and increase bandwidths. The share of population served with LTE is scheduled to increase to 98 percent in 2019. 

This build-out is an important component for the future 5G network, said the Operator. 

Walter Goldenits, CTO, Telecom Deutschland
LTE will remain the basis for further development of the mobile communications network for years to come. We must therefore continue to pursue the rollout of LTE, so we can provide our customers with the best possible network, anytime, anywhere wherever possible.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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