What is 5G? – Advantages, risks & current status of the 5G network

Dusseldorf On June 12, 2019, the path to a new technology was paved in a simple functional building in Mainz. The Federal Network Agency auctioned off the frequencies for real-time mobile 5G. Technology should do more than just faster mobile internet. It should make completely new applications possible. Behind it is the performance of 5G. […]

Providers confirm their expansion plans for the LTE anniversary

Cell phone masts The first LTE frequencies were auctioned on May 20, 2010 for just under EUR 4.4 billion. (Photo: dpa) Berlin On the tenth anniversary of the auction of LTE mobile radio frequencies in Germany in May 2010, the mobile phone providers have specified their expansion plans. In a conversation with the German press […]

Dispute between the United States and China threatens to escalate

Huawei The U.S. Department of Commerce said chip manufacturers would not be able to deliver semiconductors to the world’s second largest smartphone maker based on U.S. software and technology. (Photo: AFP) Washington The dispute between the United States and China over the influence of the Chinese network supplier Huawei escalates. While the U.S. announced further […]

Horst Seehofer strengthens cyber defense – Huawei dispute unresolved

Berlin The first draft of a new IT security law was in circulation in Berlin more than a year ago. “Cyber ​​attacks continue to pose great danger for the state, economy and society,” it said at the time, which spoke for a certain urgency of the project. Still, nothing happened for months. The government was […]

5G network equipment suppliers should issue a declaration of trust

Berlin The Federal Ministry of the Interior has submitted a draft for a new security law to settle the almost one-and-a-half-year governmental dispute over the participation of the Chinese technology group Huawei in the German 5G network. The regulations contain an important concession to the Huawei critics: the Ministry of the Interior admits that a […]

Vodafone plans to switch off the 3G network in Germany in mid-2021

Dusseldorf After Telekom and Telefónica (O2), Vodafone has also announced a schedule for the end of the 3G mobile network. The end of June 2021 is over, the network operator announced on Thursday. The O2 network will also be terminated at O2 at the end of June 2021. Telekom wants to switch off the mobile […]

Exclusion of 5G components from certain manufacturers is possible

5G lettering at a mobile phone fair The next generation mobile network is the central critical infrastructure for future technology. (Photo: Reuters) Berlin The Federal Government reserves the right to exclude components from certain manufacturers from particularly security-relevant parts of the 5G network. This emerges from a joint report by the Ministry of Economy, Transport, […]

Deutsche Telekom wants to rely on Huawei – confrontation in Berlin

The dispute over the correct handling of the controversial Chinese network supplier Huawei is entering a new round. The federal government has not yet decided whether to allow technology from China to expand 5G real-time mobile communications in Germany. In contrast to the other network operators Vodafone and Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom initially wanted to wait […]

Telekom warns in Huawei debate: “Time is running out”

Telekom boss Timotheus Höttges The Telekom CEO presents a 5G antenna. (Photo: REUTERS) Dusseldorf Deutsche Telekom warns of setbacks for Germany if the federal government does not commit itself to dealing clearly with the controversial Chinese network supplier Huawei. “Time is running out,” said a Telekom spokesman. “Five months ago – at the beginning of […]

5G offensive by Vodafone and Telekom meets with resistance

Berlin, Dusseldorf The PR strategists of Deutsche Telekom are doing their utmost these days, cheering a “bang on mobile” and a “turbo for high speed”. The reason: In Germany, the group has started the next step in the expansion of 5G real-time mobile radio. The head of Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Dirk Wössner, announced: “We […]