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Bundesnetzagentur: the use of frequencies must be extended



The Federal Network Agency determines the undersupply of telecommunications services

The allocation of mobile radio frequencies: A subject that is not exciting for many, but which concerns important things and, above all, a lot of money. The Federal Network Agency has now made a statement and expressed its opinion with a position paper on the allocation of mobile radio frequencies.

It’s about the future and the balance between competition and supply. At the end of 2025, allocations for the rights to use important mobile radio frequencies at 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz will end. In the 800 MHz range, the Federal Network Agency offers a “frequency exchange” in order to respect the interests of all market players.

The rights to use 800 MHz would only expire at the end of 2033 instead of the end of 2025. The rights to use 900 MHz would expire at the end of 2025 instead of the end of 2033. The 900 MHz frequencies would then be allocated to the places 800 MHz frequencies. Such a frequency drop would secure existing LTE coverage based on 800 MHz frequencies in the longer term. At the same time, however, new entrants would also have a chance of getting spectrum in the sub-1 GHz range.

Let’s see how it all goes. The next spectrum auction is actually supposed to take place next year or the year after – and Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica naturally want to extend their existing usage rights again – but there’s also 1&1, which is the fourth operator to also have a slice of the 800 MHz pie want.

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