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    Reference: 20180869
    Release date: 13 June 2019

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    The project concerns the investments for coverage expansion and capacity increase of the promoter's very high speed mobile broadband network in Germany and its evolution towards 5G services in view of the currently auctioned new 5G spectrum. The project will result in an increased population coverage up to 98% particularly due to specific measures along the rail tracks and the motorways. Also specific measures are included to prepare the launch of 5G services in 2019 such as deployments of 5G antenna systems as well as small cells and the installation of additional fibre connections to mobile towers.


    The project will result in increasing the capacity, and therefore the speed and quality of service, of the promoter's mobile network in the country.


    • Telecom - Information and communication

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 275 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 863 million

    Environmental aspects

    The installation of mobile telecommunication networks do not fall under Annexes I and II of the Directive 2014/52/EU amending the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU, and are therefore not subject to a mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment. There is no particular negative residual environmental impact expected.


    The promoter has been assessed by EIB as being a private company not operating in the utilities sector and not having a status of a contracting entity, thus not being subject to EU rules on public procurement.


    Signed - 23/10/2019


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Germany Telecom