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German telcos rapidly expand 5G coverage in Germany: Regulator

5G networks covered 89% of Germany’s territory as of July, up 5.1% percentage points compared to the 5G coverage registered at the beginning of the year, local newspaper Handelsblatt reported, citing data from the country’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur).

5G coverage nationwide as of July showed an increase of 38.1 percentage points compared to July 2022, according to the report.

Meanwhile, nationwide 4G coverage reached 97.2% in July, an increase of 0.2 percentage points since January 2023 and one percentage point since July 2022.

Among the federal states, Hesse had the worst 5G area coverage in July with 82.5%. In Bremen, the operators reported a combined 5G coverage of 99.99%.

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