German telco 1&1 not off course to deploy 1,000 5G antennas this yr

In January, 1&1 introduced 5G products and services by means of FWA era in Frankfurt and Karlsruhe

German operator 1&1 showed that the primary intervening time goal to deploy 1,000 antennas for the supply of cellular 5G products and services can be reached right through this yr, the telco stated in its annual document. The telco additionally stated it stays assured that it’ll reach protection of fifty% of German families with 5G era sooner than the top of 2030.

“After our maximum essential enlargement spouse relating to quantity for the antenna websites shocked us in September 2022 with the scoop that it might no longer be capable to satisfy its contractual tasks on time, we redesigned the rollout procedure and tightened up the contracts. We engaged Eubanet, that joined ATC, Vantage Towers and GfTD as any other well known spouse for the purchase of as many as 7,500 antenna websites in December 2022. Along with our 4 enlargement companions, we will be able to do the entirety in our energy to increase our passive community infrastructure in addition to temporarily as conceivable,” the German telco stated.

In January, 1&1 introduced 5G products and services by means of mounted wi-fi get entry to (FWA) era in Frankfurt and Karlsruhe. The brand new providing, dubbed “5G at house,” is a alternative for standard DSL, fiber optic or cable web connections. 1&1 stated it’ll to begin with be offering 3 other applications with price lists starting from 20 to 40 euros. All price lists be offering as much as 500 Mbps in obtain and as much as 40 Mbps in add speeds.

In August 2022, 1&1 stated it had finished the primary reside check in its new 5G community. Within the checks, 1&1 stated that it completed speeds of over 1 Gbps and solid information transfers of round 8 terabytes in step with buyer inside 24 hours.

“[5G] [m]obile products and services can be activated as scheduled in summer time 2023. At the moment, Telefónica will supply us with the nationwide roaming carrier that they’re creating parallel to our community rollout, which can allow us to provide to our shoppers, full-area reception even right through the community rollout segment. We can additionally reliably supply cellular products and services to our shoppers when they’re in another country,” the corporate added.

“1&1’s acquisition of 5G frequencies within the bandwidths 2 GHz and three.6 GHZ in 2019 laid the root for the corporate’s building of its personal 1&1 O-RAN cellular community. Whilst the frequency blocks within the 3.6 GHz bandwidth are already to be had, the frequency blocks within the 2 GHz bandwidth is not going to transform to be had till January 1, 2026. To bridge this era, 1&1 has leased further frequencies within the 2.6 GHz bandwidth from Telefónica till its personal frequencies transform to be had.”

1&1 had in the past decided on Eastern corporate Rakuten Team to design, construct and function a completely virtualized cellular community primarily based O-RAN era. In August 2021, 1&1 and Rakuten Team introduced a long-term partnership to construct the previous’s cellular community in Germany. Via this deal, Rakuten become the overall contractor for the 1&1 cellular community.

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