12/06/2022 at 10:15 a.m. by Rhonda Bachmann – Telekom wants to push the tube when expanding fiber optic connections. As the company announced at the Netze Day in Bonn, 2.5 to 3 million connections are to be added in 2023. By the end of 2022, Telekom will increase its fiber optic range to a total of 5.2 million connections.
Telekom wants to push the expansion of fiber optic connections again in the coming year. 2.5 to 3 million connections are to be added in 2023, and at the same time the number of fiber optic technicians is to be increased by 50 percent. The company also announced that 5G would be available to 94 percent of users in Germany. In addition, energy consumption is to be reduced by at least ten percent by 2024.
Telekom already offers fiber optics to more than 5 million households
“Our fiber optic engine is running. We built more fiber optics this year than all our competitors put together. In the second phase, we will bring even more fiber optics to our customers even faster. It’s about growth and scaling. We have a clear one plan that we are implementing with our strong team,” says Srini Gopalan, who is responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s business in Germany. “Our 5G coverage is already reaching 94 percent of the people in Germany just over three years after it was launched. Whether mobile communications or fiber optics – our aim is to be at the forefront for our customers. In short: we are the network.”
As the company stated, the targets for 2022 in mobile communications were exceeded. 94 percent of people in Germany could already use 5G. By 2025 it should be 99 percent of users. The Telekom network was ahead of the game in the latest tests. Imtest, the Funke Media Group’s consumer magazine, was the only provider to give the company the test grade “very good”. Connect magazine rated the company’s mobile network as “outstanding”.
Meanwhile, Telekom is already dealing with the successor technology 6G. For example, they have taken over the management of two 6G research projects with partners from industry, universities and science. Furthermore, one wants to deal with further new applications. “What still seems like a gimmick today can be the business case of tomorrow. And one thing is clear – our high-performance networks are needed for everything,” says Claudia Nemat, Board Member for Technology and Innovation at Telekom.