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German regulator to tighten coverage requirements in 5G auction - report

Monday 5 November 2018 | 08:51 CET | News
The German regulator is planning to tighten the coverage requirements for 5G licences planned for auction next spring, Der Spiegel reports. In addition, the Bundesnetzagentur is looking to encourage operators to share masts or offer national roaming in rural areas in order to improve coverage. The changes from its initial proposal for the 5G auction follow criticism from politicians and the government that it was not doing enough to improve mobile coverage throughout the country. 

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