Germany's most popular email providers could be peddled for 5G expansion

United Internet: You may not be familiar with the generic name, but you certainly are with two of his most successful products. The giant corporation based in Montabaur operates Germany’s most popular e-mail providers with GMX and Web.de – I also had my first address there.

According to a survey from last year, the two top dogs together even had a market share of more than 50 percent, and they can boast more than 30 million customers. The presumed price for the two portals of around 1.5 billion euros doesn’t seem too high out of thin air.

1&1 needs 5 billion for 5G expansion

In addition to this business, United Internet has another company in its portfolio: 1&1. The Internet provider is known to want to set up a fourth mobile network in order not to more dependent on Telekom and Telefónica. But that really costs ashes. CEO Ralph Dommermuth spoke to the Handelsblatt about investments of five billion euros in a 5G infrastructure.

Whether that will really happen and when it will happen is still in the stars. The Handelsblatt relies on internal circles, according to which the first offers are expected to arrive in the next few days. The sale could go ahead as early as this fall.

Do you also have an email address with one of the two providers?

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Freelance technology journalist, blogs about smartphones, apps and gadgets, on board since 2018 with regular news and detailed test reports at SmartDroid.de. More from Jonathan Kemper


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