After a stalemate, the auction of 5G-mobile radio frequencies travel: The maximum bids of the four telecommunications companies exceeded the sill of three billion euros, as the website of the Federal network Agency.

This payment obligations, arising due to the withdrawn highest bids are included. The auction had 19. March at the Mainz technique-location of the Bonn-based authority started, in addition to Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica also the newcomers with a power drill, has so far no own network.

In the past two days there had been less of maximum bids than before – it looked, in the meantime, as the event is going to end soon. But on Wednesday, the companies with mixed perk up again, and the total sum of the maximum bids on the 41 frequency blocks climbed to the top – end is not in sight. In the 3.6 GHz Band, Drillisch and Telefónica withdrew their bids for a total of six frequency blocks.

Now, the auction is likely to be a financial Flop for the state that wants to put the revenue in the digitization. Experts had expected before the Auction started from a revenue corridor of between three and five billion euros. In the case of the last frequency auction in 2015, there were approximately 5 billion euros.

this Time, the expansion requirements apply, but as a particularly stringent and demanding for the network operator. By the end of 2022, 98% of the households, as well as the car are to be supplied to Railways and other routes with fast mobile Internet. 5G stands for 5th Generation of mobile communications, the Standard for the industry is important.

dpa

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