Multiple network operators and mobile phone companies wanted to stop the auction of the 5G frequencies by emergency. The competent court rejected all applications. The auction can to on 19. March start.
The frequency auction for the fast mobile radio standard 5G can start as planned next week. The Cologne administrative court, the Urgency of the three major mobile network operators Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone declined against the conditions of the auction. The decisions of the Federal network Agency on the Allocation of the auction are to be lawful, informed the court.
Telefónica, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom had filed a complaint against the procurement rules. The company complained, inter alia, that they must open their networks under certain circumstances, the competition and their investments would be devalued as a result. They evaluated the framework as a brake for the mobile expansion. The competitors - such as 1&1, Drillisch and Freenet had also sued, but from other motives. This emergency appeal was also rejected.