Due to Telekom & co.: Top-1&1-chief asks for help – that's behind it

In a press conference at the mobile summit at the Federal Ministry of transport Dommermuth noted today, in his view, the special situation in Germany. "Competi

Due to Telekom & co.: Top-1&1-chief asks for help – that's behind it

In a press conference at the mobile summit at the Federal Ministry of transport Dommermuth noted today, in his view, the special situation in Germany. "Competition stimulates business", he said in his brief appeal, and pointed out that Germany has, since 2014, only three mobile service providers. This is unusual in Europe. The European G7 countries have more than three providers share the market.

The have also recognized the policy, and with the auction of licenses in the past year, the conditions are being created, that there may be a mobile newbie. "We have adopted the 1&1 Drillisch," said the chief of the group.

1&1 wants to build a new Generation network

The Vision of the United Internet Dommermuth said: "Our goal is to create an efficient 5G network, that of the previous networks is different." A 5G network is, of course, a 5G network. So what makes the difference? This question is asked Dommermuth self, to answer you directly: "You will build today, the networks are different and virtualized more." Open RAN, software-based networks and manufacturer-independent technology are the keywords. Such a network there is so far only in Japan, in the USA, such a network was announced and United Internet wool to build it in Germany.

United Internet calls on regulators to help

However, United Internet and thus the 1&1 network, not from the stain. Reason for this is a missing column, had been charged by the Federal network Agency in the past year, the prospect is. In addition to the capacity of the frequencies, the regulator had set a national Roaming in views. In rural areas, where a new entrant has not yet built, should this use of existing networks. "There is a negotiated bid," said Dommermuth.

This was also for a year in discussions with the other providers. "The has – I'm trying to formulate good so far doesn't work". So also the patience at the end seems Dommermuth: "We have now called the German Federal network Agency and asked for help, so we can get in the gears." It is, after all, an Investment of 10 billion euros.

This article was written by Thorsten Neuhetzki

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Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 21:28

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