94.6 percent of German households can get landline connections with at least 50 Mbit/s download bandwidth. This emerges from the broadband atlas of the Federal Network Agency, which is part of the gigabit land register. The ten-year-old goal of achieving nationwide coverage with at least 50 Mbit/s by 2018 has still not been achieved.
According to the new gigabit strategy, which is now a year old, 50 percent should be able to be supplied with fiber optics and 5G by 2025 and all households by 2030. The state and industry would have to redouble their efforts for the first goal: According to the broadband atlas, the coverage rate with fiber optics up to the building was 23.2 percent of households in December (fiber to the home FTTH plus fiber to the basement FTTB). The network operators gathered in the Federal Association of Broadband Communication (Breko) already saw a fiber optic quota of 26 percent achieved in September 2022, but also counted properties for which construction work on the property and in public spaces would still be necessary (Homes Passed). Experts do not actually consider the target of 50 percent for 2025 to be particularly ambitious, but that for 2030 is all the more ambitious.
According to the December data, landline connections with at least 100 Mbit/s downstream were available for 91.2 percent of households. Even if more bandwidth were available, many households booked 100 Mbit/s, explains the Federal Network Agency. 70.5 percent of households could order gigabit connections across all Internet access technologies. The majority are based on upgraded TV cable networks.
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Cellular figures show that outdoor 5G coverage has increased to 87.4 percent by April 2023. This corresponds to an increase of 22 percentage points compared to the previous year. 97 percent of the area is covered with 4G mobile communications. Basic coverage with GSM (2G) for voice telephony, SMS and GPRS or EDGE data transmission is available almost everywhere, even if not from the same network operator.
Only three parts per thousand in Germany are considered a real dead zone. There is no cell phone reception there. Another 2.6 percent of the country is recorded as “white areas”; there is GSM from at least one network operator, but neither 5G nor 4G.
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