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German regulator admits mobile 'dead zones'

Monday 2 February 2015 | 13:01 CET | News
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) may still allow 'dead zones' without mobile coverage along train lines and on motorways after the tendering of new mobile spectrum licences this year, Wirtschaftswoche reports. The proposal for the spectrum auction requires the winners to provide full coverage where "legally and actually possible", with the regulator acknowledging that technical hurdles such as train tunnels may restrict network roll-out in some areas. The parliamentary opposition criticised the regulator for ceding to pression from mobile operators.

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