Digital telecommunications


At the end of 2020, approximately 92 percent of Berlin households and approximately 71 percent of commercial locations in Berlin's business parks had bandwidth coverage of at least 1,000 Mbps. For private households, this is an increase of around 38 percentage points compared to 2018. In a Germany-wide comparison, Berlin has one of the highest growth rates in the availability of bandwidths of at least 1,000 Mbit / s. The FTTB/H rate for households in Berlin was around 8 per cent, while the rate for commercial locations in Berlin's business parks was almost 17 per cent. Berlin still has a need for development in this area and is pushing ahead with the further expansion of the broadband infrastructure.

With the establishment of a broadband competence team, the State of Berlin took a further step in 2018 to ensure digital competitiveness with high-performance future technologies and to network broadband stakeholders. In June 2021, the Berlin Senate adopted its gigabit strategy with specific supply targets by 2030.

(Source: Berliner Breitband Portal, 2021)

Mobile communications

The mobile network in the capital is fast and efficient. 4G/LTE is available across the board in Berlin.

The next generation of mobile communications, 5G, has been in rollout since 2020. With significantly greater data capacity and very low reaction times, 5G will better meet future demand for real-time communication in a fully networked society. It forms a key basis for new applications regarding intelligent mobility or the Internet of Things. Berlin is prepared for the future with research projects such as 5G Berlin and 5G:haus

(Source: Berliner Breitband Portal, 2021)