More about "Germany"
Spectrum auctions are not immune to legal challenges
Jul 25, 2022
by Dugie Standeford

Beauty contests often end up in the courts but auctions don't, so the conventional wisdom goes. But looking more closely we find that legal action over auctions is a fairly frequent occurrence. Read more...

May 24, 2022
by Richard Haas

Germany has adjusted its vertical spectrum licencing programme to include mobile network operators, but the country remains uncertain about which assignment method to use for its upcoming 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz award. Read more...

Spectrum for private networks: overview
Apr 26, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

A growing number of regulators are moving to assign or set aside spectrum for private networks. This Research Note provides an overview of the status of spectrum earmarked for localized usage highlighting global and regional trends and setting the stage for more detailed consideration of private spectrum policy approaches that… Read more...

Spectrum for private networks: bands, bandwidths and caps
Apr 26, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

Assignment of spectrum in the 3.3 - 3.8 GHz range dominates private spectrum policy agendas, followed by spectrum in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz ranges. Despite this focus on mid-band and mmWave spectrum, there is wide variance in both spectrum bands and bandwidth amounts allocated for private use across… Read more...

Spectrum for private networks: variance in policy approaches
Apr 26, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

As a growing number of nations move to assign spectrum for private local networks there is a wide variance in approaches – not only in terms of spectrum policy. Local licensing frameworks are also highly fragmented across parameters including definitions of local coverage areas, spectrum usage conditions and spectrum fees. Read more...

Mar 23, 2022
by Dugie Standeford

Telefónica Group continues to upgrade its 4G and 5G networks and to press for Open RAN development. It has decided to focus its resources and investment on its four main mobile network operators -- in Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil. It has nearly 278 million mobile customers as of… Read more...

Deutsche Telekom
Mar 23, 2022
by Dugie Standeford

Deutsche Telekom has shifted from its goal of being the "leading European telco" to being the "leading Digital telc0." Following its merger in 2020 with rival Sprint, US subsidiary T-Mobile US last year became the number two mobile operator in the US market, positioned between Verizon and AT&T. Both companies… Read more...

No sign of harmonized approaches to 26 and 28 GHz assignments
Jan 27, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

As nations move to release 26 and 28 GHz spectrum for 5G there is wide variance in the approaches taken in terms of spectrum amounts assigned and assignments per operator, the geographic scope of licenses and assignment mechanisms. Read more...

Private 5G: a wide range of spectrum options
Sep 29, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The regulatory landscape for 5G verticals remains highly fragmented. There are a wide range of  spectrum access options to meet the vertical sectors’ requirements, but two bands – 3.8 - 4.2 GHz and 26/28 GHz – are emerging as the most popular choices for private networks. Read more...

Germany (2021)
Jul 28, 2021
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Germany completed an auction of spectrum for 5G in June 2019, generating more than €6.5 billion, and the country's regulator is currently considering to provide local players with expanded access to the 3.7 - 3.8 GHz band to enhance the technology’s roll-out. Read more...