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Bayern Munich: Telekom is expanding 5G in Munich's Allianz Arena

Deutsche Telekom has equipped the Munich Allianz Arena with 5G. That gave the company on May 22, 2020. Telekom has installed eleven new antennas.

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Walter Goldenits, Managing Director Technology at Telekom Germany, said: "In addition to the new 5G antennas, over 40 LTE antennas are installed in the Allianz Arena." Telekom installed the 5G antennas during the Bundesliga corona break and has now put them into operation. A 5G adventure day was already planned for the fans during regular game operations. This should take place as soon as spectators are allowed to be in the stadium again. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of FC Bayern Munich, said: "Of course it is a shame that our fans are currently unable to experience this special progress live on site."

The new 5G antennas are installed on the roof of the Allianz Arena, on level 7 of the stadium and on a parking garage. This supplies the interior and the area around the home ground of FC Bayern Munich. The antennas use the 3.6 GHz frequency. This spectrum enables 5G with data rates of around 1 gigabit / s.

In addition to the antennas in the Allianz Arena, around 500 5G antennas are installed in the Telekom network. You currently work in eight cities.

Verizon's first 5G networks in sports stadiums achieved little coverage in October 2019. Verizon covered only a few audience areas with 5G. "Only certain seating areas" a Verizon spokesman said that NG arenas would have access to 5G. Verizon uses 5G in the millimeter wave range, the operator probably has a problem with the illumination. Millimeter waves are 30 GHz and higher, but network operators also use the term in the United States for frequencies above 20 GHz.

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