Full-service for active and passive infrastructure
With 800 employees, Deutsche Funkturm is a key player in developing infrastructure for German mobile network operators, broadcasters, operators of radio relays, and the radio networks of authorities and other institutions.
The company was founded in 2002 and is part of the Deutsche Telekom Group. Its portfolio includes about 32,500 radio sites. Deutsche Funkturm operates throughout Germany. Its headquarters are based in Münster.
As a full-service provider of active and passive infrastructure, Deutsche Funkturm acquires, plans, realizes, operates, and markets radio sites throughout Germany. Its portfolio includes towers, masts, rooftop sites, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and small cells. The company is a major contributor to the development of infrastructure for mobile communications providers in Germany. Its current focus is on LTE and 5G.
For the European Aviation Network (EAN), the world's first radio network for airplanes that combines satellite communication and LTE, Deutsche Funkturm acquired, planned, and built the entire ground-based network with about 300 transmitting stations in 30 European countries. In addition, Deutsche Funkturm provides significant support to Deutsche Telekom in the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
To this end, it acquires suitable spaces for publicly accessible charging stations, rents them, builds, operates, and markets them. Comfort Charge currently focuses on establishing the first quick-charging stations at large network nodes in the Telekom network. For this purpose, the company is also selecting Telekom’s multifunctional housings, the roadside electrical “grey boxes” that are ubiquitous in the cityscape. By using these, the set-up of new city installations can largely be avoided.
The goal of Comfort Charge is to establish a Germany-wide network of charging stations by the end of 2021 and it aims to enter into partnerships with cities and municipalities to accomplish this.