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O2 Telefonica activates 5G street lighting mast in Cologne

June 18, 2024

German operator O2 Telefónica, controlled by Spanish telco Telefónica, and compatriot infrastructure provider 5G Synergiewerk have activated what they claim to be the first 5G street lighting mast in operation in the city of Cologne, as part of a pilot project.

The 5G street lighting mast is located behind Cologne Cathedral and the city’s main train station. The 5G infrastructure combines street lights and cell phone sites, the carrier said.

The carrier highlighted that the 5G street light offers smartphone users high bandwidths, with 5G and 4G/LTE for mobile telephony and data use in the O2 network.

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