Much faster than DSL of new standard LTE LTE will enable a nationwide mobile broadband network in the future. Thus, regions in Germany can get a broadband connection to the Internet, which are so far still not developed. The consumer portal preisvergleich.de reported about the new technology. The new mobile communications standard LTE is to officially start in April of this year. First devices and offers for the new network standard were presented at this year’s CeBIT.
In addition to the use of mobile phones the new network should in particular regions so far without DSL (), must come out, providing fast Internet. The issuing of new licences was tied to this condition. As Economics Minister Rainer Bruderle CeBIT confirmed that the goal of the Federal Government is that 75 percent of all households in Germany have 2015 over high-speed Internet access. With the launch of the network in April 500 municipalities in Germany will receive according to the Deutsche Telekom a broadband connection to the Internet over LTE. The end of of the year should more be added 1,500 municipalities, so that a total of about 1.2 million households LTE could use. 384 kilobits maximum transfer rates were so far in the mobile sector. The new mobile phone standard allows transfer speeds of up to 100 megabits per second. Thus, the network is even faster than current DSL connections. According to the network providers, an interest in LTE offerings looming. Vodafone said that already now every week about 1,000 new customers sign on.