When it comes to the expansion of the 5G mobile network, Berlin is in a very good position in the Germany-wide ranking according to the Senate. “Berlin is already much more advanced compared to the other federal states and is ahead of the city states,” the Senate replied to a CDU request. Full 5G coverage of all households, companies and streets is planned by 2025 at the latest.

According to the data, Berlin has a 5G coverage of 61 percent. Hamburg follows with 57 percent and Bremen with 33 percent. Among the non-city states, Saxony is ahead with 17 percent.

The expansion for a new mobile generation is usually a year-long process, it said. In Berlin there are more than 3000 locations with cell phone antennas.

Each of the three major wireless network operators in Berlin – Telekom, Telefonica, Vodafone – would have to re-equip or partially set up around 1,000 cell phone sites.

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According to the Senate, the subway network is not that far along. “The 5G mobile network expansion in the Berlin subway has not yet started.”