5G Strategy for Germany - Case Study

It’s interesting to note that this brochure is relatively “old” → it’s from 2007 (5 years ago).

But also interesting to see that it brings us nice insights, and is a ‘must read’, no doubt.

It is a scheme to promote the development of Germany to become a lead market for 5G networks and applications.

And it worked! Implemented by major Germany Operators, 5G is no longer a promise or a hype, and 5G SA (standalone) is a reality.

German networks now meet all requirements for 5G, according to 3GPP and ITU-R:

  • Peak Downlink rate: 20 GBit/s
  • Peak Uplink rate: 10 GBit/s
  • Minimum Downlink data rate for end users: 100 Mbit/s
  • Minimum Uplink data rate for end users: 50 Mbit/s
  • Space capacity for Enhanced Mobile Broadband in buildings: 10 Mbit/s/m2
  • Latency for Enhanced Mobile Broadband: not more than 4 ms
  • Latency for Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency
  • Communication: not more than 1 ms
  • Connection density: up to 1 million end user devices per km2
  • Reducing energy consumption to 1/10 of that of today’s systems
  • Increasing relative speeds of movement to 500 km/h

Source: Federal Government based on Ofcom 2017: update on 5G spectrum in the UK