The following blog post has been
provided by Andreas Cyprian, head of Infrastructure & Property for Deutsche
Telekom. As with all CommScope-hosted blog posts, any opinions or comments
below are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of
Deutsche Telekom has come out on top as the fastest network for 4G in
Germany, according to Open
Signal. The award winning service
provider is dedicated to enhancing user experience through fixed-network and
wireless telecommunications. For wireless customers, this means providing more
coverage for more bands, particularly in dense urban areas where service gaps
can occur as a result of the terrain, as well as dispersed urban areas. We also
need to support a number of technologies (2G, 3G and LTE) and an ever-expanding
range of frequency bands.
Broadening coverage is the main priority for our LTE strategy and
Deutsche Telekom has accumulated almost 300 new mobile base stations to cover
gaps, adding about 163,000 customers to our LTE network.
As we lay the foundation for next generation 5G networks, we have
increased coverage across Germany to 94.4 percent. The aim is to deploy an additional 9,000 base
stations by 2021, taking us within a hair’s breadth of 100 percent coverage
nationwide. Watch this short video to
uncover how Deutsche Telekom and CommScope got creative with our antenna
CLICK TO WATCH: Behind the scenes: How Deutsche Telekom is growing its network
the antenna footprint
The challenge for Deutsche Telekom has always been expanding the
network without creating a rooftop forest of antennas all over the landscape. Deutsche
Telekom found a solution in CommScope’s newest generation of base station
antennas. We collaborated with the communications infrastructure leader to devise
a compact hepta-band antenna that would support these bands and technologies in
a single antenna with a modest footprint. This means we use fewer antennas,
upgrade existing sites to increase performance and continue to lay the
foundation for next generation networks.
CLICK TO TWEET: How Deutsche Telekom got creative with their network and is growing because of it.
Given our previous success with CommScope, we collaborated on developing
an innovative solution which would maximize our network investment and build a
bridge to next generation technologies.
We’ve counted on CommScope’s expertise in the past, and this is just
the latest example of their responsive approach to providing smart solutions.
To learn more about the project, readers
can watch this short video describing how the new antenna is guaranteeing the
best quality, performance, size and economy for the growing Deutsche Telekom