Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom Avoids 4G Miss Fine in Germany

Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom Avoids 4G Miss Fine in Germany

Foto: Depositphotos

Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom had met interim coverage targets set after all operators in the country failed to meet mandated requirements by the start of 2020, according to German network regulator.

Bundesnetzagentur said in a statement that Telefonica had avoided a looming fine of €600,000 by installing 3,040 LTE base stations before 31 July. It has to add another 2,660 by the end of the year, the majority by end-September.

Deutsche Telekom also met its first target of supplying at least 97 percent of households with 50Mb/s across all federal states, required by the end of September. It has until the end of the year to complete its other goal of supplying all major traffic routes in the country.

The transport deployment requirement must also be met by Vodafone Germany to the same timeline. It is also yet to reach the domestic target, though has until end-September to do so. After failing to hit targets set at the country’s 4G spectrum auction in 2015, the operators were granted a grace period to meet all their obligations by the end of 2020.

More from category

Vodafone to Deploy Europe’s Largest Commercial 5G SA Network

Vodafone to Deploy Europe’s Largest Commercial 5G SA Network

15 Apr 2021 comment

Ericsson, Vodafone, OPPO and Qualcomm are partnering to deploy a 5G Standalone (SA) network, beginning in major German cities including Frankfurt.

Infobip on Top SMS Firewall Vendors Worldwide

Infobip on Top SMS Firewall Vendors Worldwide

12 Apr 2021 comment

In a survey of 215 mobile network operators from 109 countries, Infobip placed in the top two overall rating of providers with a score of 4.38 out of a possible 5 and topped the ratings in performance and leadership categories. This marks Infobip's fourth consecutive appearance in the top tier of SMS firewall vendors worldwide, further solidifying its reputation as a reliable and high-performing provider of SMS traffic filtering and monetization solutions.

Portugal Considers Rule Changes as 5G Auction Drags On

Portugal Considers Rule Changes as 5G Auction Drags On

12 Apr 2021 comment

Portuguese regulator Anacom revealed proposals to streamline the country’s ongoing 5G auction.