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German phone for the first time, more about the phone

Mobil home: The Germans have on the phone in the past year, for the first time, more about the phone than on the landline. As the Federal network Agency informs, the Smartphone in call minutes at the front.

The Federal network Agency last year recorded about 119 billion call minutes over the phone. On the fixed network, there were 107 billion. In 2017, the stationary phone was just the beginning. The Federal citizens ' access now but always less likely to phone home. Since 2014, the volume of calls has dropped by a third and, although the number of fixed telephone lines has grown. According to the power Agency from 2014 to 2018 from 37.5 to 38.8 million connections.

More Whatsapp, less SMS

the number of SIM-cards for mobile phones has increased since 2014. Of just 113 to 137 million. Statistically, every German citizen has seen more than just a SIM card. 1,7, to be exact. Also, the volume of data increases and increases. It has increased five-fold, to almost two billion gigabytes. An ever smaller share of the SMS. Their number has more than halved, because the user write seem to always prefer on the Internet based messenger services such as Whatsapp or Telegram. to use

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Since then, consumers can use their domestic mobile phone tariff to the same terms and conditions, also in the EU abroad, use Roaming much more intense. Abroad outgoing connection minutes have 2018 compared to the previous year, from 2.6 billion to 2.9 billion. Of foreign registered traffic are growing even more. He has doubled to 66 million gigabytes approximately.

increase The amount of data, the 5G Standard should be across the Board.


According to the Federal network Agency, the providers build their networks. In the case of the inhabitants related to the LTE network coverage, Deutsche Telekom reached the end of 2018, 98 percent, Vodafone 93 per cent, and Telefónica (O2), 88 per cent. For all providers this is an increase compared to the previous year.

Thus, the three major operators approach the requirements of the Federal network Agency for the current auction of mobile radio frequencies of the new standard 5G. The authority calls for, among other things, that the successful tenderer will have to supply until the end of 2022 at least 98 percent of the households per province with at least 100 megabits per second. These speeds are also with the current LTE Standard to reach.

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