New towers mean speeds of up to 225Mbps - but there's a wait ahead for the hardware.
The German View
From SAP and Software AG to startups, a look at the new developments in the largest economy of Western Europe from an insider's perspective.
From the day he brought home a modem and dialed in to a local BBS in 1991, Michael has been obsessed with technology and how it enables collaboration. He has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and has worked in and around the technology start-up scenes in San Francisco and Berlin.
A new project seeks to lay down some ground rules for what could become a cloud for the continent.
Surveillance practices should be reviewed with an eye towards human rights, UN draft resolution says.
The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may stand as a witness against the US intelligence service in a German parliamentary investigation into mass surveillance by the agency.
Many customers would have had their DSL speeds cut to 2Mbps after they reached a 75GB cap.
Germans know what LTE is, but many are reluctant to pay extra for it. Could 'all you can app' plans offer a solution?
In the wake of the NSA leaks, the German chancellor has sought assurances that US secret services have not been listening to her phone calls
The Alcatel One Touch Fire is now headed to Deutsche Telekom's Congstar brand.
Germany's incumbent telco is spearheading an effort to keep local internet traffic inside the country.
For some customers, speed will be limited to 2Mbps if they use more than 300GB for four months in a row.
The wider privacy issues are still unresolved, however.
The planned E-Plus merger with O2 would create one of Germany's largest mobile networks
Motorola's patent injunction temporarily stayed after Apple reportedly ponied up a €100m bond.
Citing a 2007 presentation by Jobs, a German court strikes down a patent for iOS' rubber band effect.
Kabel Deutschland's proposed acquisition of a smaller rival, which had come under scrutiny from Germany's competition regulation authority has been abandoned.
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- 4 Worried about your email security? In Germany, safe messaging is on the rise
- 5 Telefonica Deutschland closes €8.6bn acquisition of E-Plus