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German regulator defends proposed spectrum prices

Monday 26 January 2015 | 17:43 CET | News
Joachim Pfeiffer, chairman of the advisory board of the Federal Network Agency, rejected claims that potential newcomers on the German mobile market may be excluded due to the high minimum bids in the planned frequency auction. He was speaking in an interview with Wirtschaftswoche. The starting bids for the 700, 900 and 1800 MHz bands are EUR 75 million for 2x5 MHz. Pfeiffer justified the amount due to the limited amount of spectrum available. Critics have said that the auction is drafted in such a way that the three existing operators Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica can outbid any

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