Berlin to become model region for high-speed internet

Berlin to become model region for high-speed internet

The Senate of Berlin is entering into a cooperation with Deutsche Telekom. The city is to become a model region for the expansion of the 5G network.

Broadband cables

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The fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, 5G for short, is the successor of the LTE network. With 5G, the increased amount of data through mobile use as well as future developments in virtual reality and augmented reality are taken into account. Telekom has been building the necessary network in the capital since last year. Now both sides have agreed on ways to increase the pace, as was announced on Monday, 21 January 2019.

Priority given to research and commercial locations

The city of Berlin makes available infrastructure such as street lamps and public clocks for the necessary technology. Priority is given to research and business locations, including the technology parks in Adlershof, around the Technical University in Charlottenburg and at the Free University in Dahlem, as well as the planned Siemens Campus in Spandau. Priority is also to be given to important transport routes.
TV Tower at Alexanderplatz
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| Last edited: Tuesday, 22. January 2019 11:48 Uhr

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