BERLIN---Deutsche Telekom (DT) upgraded the speed of its T-Mobile-branded LTE network in Germany to 150 Mbps. The company, which announced the new higher speed service at the IFA trade fair here this week, said the new faster service will be available in more than 100 cities and will double that amount by year-end.
The company also adjusted its pricing for the service so that customers who currently have a plan that tops out at 100 Mbps for €80 per month will now receive 150 Mbps for no additional fee. Likewise, customers who previously topped out at 50 Mbps will be able to double that speed and receive 100 Mbps for the same price.
DT will also be launching the Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE. The operator said more devices will follow later in the month.
DT appears to be following the lead of competitor Vodafone, which announced in August that it would be upgrading its network speeds to 150 Mbps. Vodafone offers 150 Mbps for €110 per month with a 10 GB data cap or €200 per month with a 20 GB cap.
At the beginning of the year, DT said it would invest heavily in Germany and the United States in a bid to revamp its financial performance. As part of that investment, DT said it would increase its LTE deployment in Germany.
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