Deutsche Telekom launches the first European connection via 5G

The first European launch of 5G technology in live network operation took place in Germany – this technology is being newly operated in trial mode by Deutsche Telekom on several of its commercial transmitters in the centre of Berlin in cooperation with its supplier, Huawei. The new technology offers connection speeds for one user of up to 2 Gbps in the 3.7 GHz frequency and low latency of 3 ms. The launch of the 5G network implemented in the currently most advanced 3GPP standard in the DT network is an important step forward in the worldwide standardisation of this technology, which still awaits its final form.

The debut of 5G in Berlin was organised by the Research & Trials team from the Czech T-Mobile, which has been implementing similar technically demanding projects for the entire Deutsche Telekom Group. In the past, this team carried out, for example, the world’s first transmission test with the speed of 580 Mbps using LTE-Advanced technology (4x4 MIMO with carrier aggregation of two bands) in the DT network and – again the world’s first – trial operation of the LTE 4x4 MIMO technology in the 800 MHz low-frequency band in T-Mobile Czech Republic’s network in Prague’s Petrovice district.

 
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T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, celebrated its 20th year in operation in the Czech market last year. With six million mobile customers, T-Mobile is the number-one operator in the Czech mobile market. Above all, however, T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to telecommunications services, it offers comprehensive ICT solutions not only for companies, but also for other organisations and individuals. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network and state-of-the-art innovations in technologies.

A founding member of the UN Global Compact network in the Czech Republic, T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organisations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).

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