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Criticism of high 5G-auction proceeds

For around five weeks, will be auctioned off 5G licences - the revenue of 5.4 billion euros higher than expected. This FDP, Green, and criticize.di, the negative consequences for the mobile-the fear of customers.

opposition politicians and the trade Union ver.di have criticised the previous level of around EUR 5.4 billion revenue from the auction of 5G mobile radio frequencies.

"The state has no money, or little money for the frequency blocks, the procurement associate, but more stringent conditions for the mobile companies," asked Reinhard Houben, economic policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group and a member of the Advisory Board of the Federal network Agency. "Due to the high cost of this year's frequency allocation, the corporations are limited in their possibilities to invest in a comprehensive manner."

Houben calls for the expansion of the grid taking account of the area, not of households.

Houben also called for a conversion of development obligations - so far, they are oriented to keep the house and not on the surface: Until the end of 2022 at least 98 percent of the households with fast mobile Internet powered. Based on the area, the supplies would be estimated at 80 to 90 per cent - an official number for this purpose there is not. To be guided by "the house hold was a mistake. This always ends up in dead spots in Germany," said the FDP politician.

concern about slow Expansion of

Oliver Krischer, Deputy Faction leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, sees the high revenue skeptical. "The deeper the network will need to grab operator put it in the bag, the higher the 5G will be-rates and the more sluggish will be the mobile expansion, in the case of 5G and LTE," he estimates.

Krischer calls to promote with the income of the LTE and 5G mobile telecommunications development in the country and not, as the Federal government is planning it so far, the broadband fixed network. "Here already many billions of fungi, but in an eligible program, because the money will not be retrieved." Therefore, the conveying billion in the mobile network would be the Development of effective, he says.

Ver.di feared job cuts

"Every Euro is important, the remains in the industry," said ver.di-staff Christoph Heil. He complained that the company could be forced by high Frequency, higher loans than previously planned or to get external investors on Board. As a result, the yield pressure would rise, the industry could penetrate more strongly than in the past to earn as quickly as possible with 5G of money. This, in turn, could lead to a reduction in personnel costs.

5.4 billion in 22 days

The auction of 5G-joyful sequences began about five weeks. The four participants - Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefonica and Drillisch will have offered 22 auction days a total of nearly 5.4 billion euros. The highest bids have exceeded expectations. Experts had expected revenue of about three to five billion euros. On Tuesday, the auction will continue after the Easter break.

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