1&1 Drillisch builds mobile radio sites in rural areas - Contract signed with federal ministries
Maintal, September 06, 2019. 1&1 Drillisch concluded an agreement with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) on the construction of mobile radio sites in so-called "white spots". The company is thus helping to close existing supply gaps, especially in rural areas.
With the construction of hundreds of antenna sites, 1&1 Drillisch is making a contribution to improving mobile communications coverage in rural regions. At the same time, 1&1 Drillisch benefits from the agreement on installment payments for the costs of the recently acquired 5G frequencies.
"With the construction of additional mobile communications sites, we are contributing to nationwide mobile communications coverage and making a contribution to ensuring that rural areas in particular are supplied with state-of-the-art technology. We very much welcome the fact that this expansion is taking place in cooperation with the three other network operators. This is a first step that impressively demonstrates the benefits of cooperation for consumers and network operators. Cooperation in mobile communications infrastructure will become even more important in the coming years, because no network operator will be able to build a high-performance 5G network for the whole of Germany alone," says Ralph Dommermuth, CEO of 1&1 Drillisch AG. "By signing the contract with the federal government, we are underscoring our common goal of making Germany a lead market for 5G. At the
same time, the agreement fits in with our long-term financing strategy, which provides for the majority of the expenses for the construction of a modern 5G network to be met from current income," Dommermuth continued.