Extension

  • Friedrichshafen would only be able to use innovative communication solutions if the broadband infrastructure was comprehensively expanded.

  • On April 17, 2007, mayor Josef Büchelmeier and Deutsche Telekom Board Member Timotheus Höttges activated the first HSDPA transmission station starting at 3.6 megabit per second, as well as the first VDSL connection with a data transfer speed of up to 50 megabit per second in fixed networks, with the push of a button.

  • By the fall of 2007, the city had been provided with HSDPA and VDSL virtually everywhere. By December, 98.4 percent of households were connected, the highest rate of any city in Germany.

  • Since October 2007, residents and visitors of T-City have had access to bandwidths of up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbit/s) with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access). This allows them to download current music even faster, surf the Internet or send high-resolution holiday photos to their families via e-mail.

  • The framework contract between Deutsche Telekom and Friedrichshafen, signed on August 24, 2007, was a further building block for realizing the T-City project. It established the terms of collaboration between the two partners.

  • On December 5, 2007, the T-City project office opened at 13, Karlstraße in Friedrichshafen. It became the main contact point for residents, as well as the point of coordination for all of the project’s different components.

  • The project team was made up of employees from Deutsche Telekom and Friedrichshafen Services, a subsidiary company of the city. Their tasks included communicating the goals and contents of the T-City Project, among other things.