"DT hasn’t hard launched anything yet, but has chosen to detail at considerable length how profound its plans to do so are." Scott Bicheno may be cruel but he's on target. "DT is generously offering its subscribers to pay for it anyway. You can shell out €900 for a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G as well as a 5G tariff and when DT gets its act together you can be among the first people to get access to its 5G."
Handelsblatt also refused to print DT pr. Instead, it wrote, "In a small area, the Bonn-based company has released a test network." Two other major newspapers apparently didn't even cover the "big" announcement.
DT announced that in six months they will have upgraded about 1% of their radios to mid-speed 5G. By yearend, Korea Telecom, SK Korea, and China Mobile will all be over 50,000 radios. DT's speed will probably be less than half the speed of what its T-Mobile subsidiary has deployed across most of Manhattan.
Germany has excellent engineers but DT is far behind in deployment.