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German mobile providers criticise 700 MHz auction plans

Wednesday 14 January 2015 | 10:48 CET | News
Telefonica Deutschland and new competitors Airdata and Liquid Broadcast have criticised the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) for its course of action regarding the auction of 700 MHz frequencies as part of Digital Dividend II, according to private broadcasting association VPRT. They reproach the BNetzA for supporting a sealing-off of the market and for only focusing on the financial return from the auction. As the minimum bids have tripled since 2010, new companies do not stand a chance of entering the market, the critics say.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airdata / Deutsche Telekom / Telefonica Deutschland / Vodafone Germany
Countries: Germany
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