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Mobile expansion: Telefónica due to radio holes under pressure

The German mobile radio provider, hanging back when the Internet expansion. According to the Federal network Agency mainly Telefónica is far from the statutory requirements.

The mobile Expansion of the telecommunications company Telefónica Germany (o2) comes under more pressure. According to a report by the Federal network Agency, the company is far away from the development targets to be achieved by the end of 2019.

The difference between the current state of expansion, and the supply requirements was "still significant", the authors write with a view to Telefónica. Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone.

headquarters of the telecommunication provider Telefónica in Madrid

withdrawal of frequencies possible

the end of the year to nationwide, 98 percent of households with a reasonably fast mobile Internet provided - as a minimum requirement of 50 megabits per second (Mbit/s) to the antenna and 10 Mbit/s to the customer. According to the report, Telefónica was the last one but only 89.1% of households. Deutsche Telekom is 96.3 percent and Vodafone at 94.3 percent. The internal Write to the dpa news Agency, the "Handelsblatt" and the "Rheinische Post reported".

Creates Telefónica, the expansion requirements face high Penalties. Theoretically, the withdrawal of the frequencies is even possible. The daughter company of the Spanish group Telefónica was confident that it would meet the supply requirements. You are pushing the LTE Expansion, especially in the area of massive, and will accelerate, said a spokesman.

Telefónica comes to other Numbers

According to calculations by the Munich-based company for the house hold not only on the report of the network Agency specified 89.1 percent cover, but "over 90 percent". The reason for the difference: For the calculation of the values of different criteria.

What are the technical parameters of the right are on the subject of supply constraints, there is a dispute between the Bonn-based regulator, and Telefónica - however, the network Agency is likely to sit at the longer lever. The Telefónica spokesman pointed out that a part of the 2015-assigned frequencies only in mid-2019. "The allocation of this spectrum will accelerate the LTE rollout."

Germany is lagging behind in the nationwide cellular network coverage in the Europe-wide comparison.

the Federal network Agency advises on Monday

The mobile expansion will be on Monday in Berlin at a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Federal network Agency theme. Then the Chairperson of the Board and the CDU member of the German Bundestag Joachim Pfeiffer wants to advise, whether for the next meeting on may 24. In June, representatives of the cellular companies inviting.

"of Course, the supply requirements are to be fulfilled up to the end of the year," said Pfeiffer. However, it should be "some time", and they frequencies. The Situation can only be at the end of the year, finally, to rate.

coverage is even worse

The measurement of the mobile-development-oriented in Germany at the house. What is interesting about the network Agency's report is, however, that values for area will be called. Telefónica comes in 10-Mbps speed to 70.9 percent of the area, Vodafone to 81.7 percent and Deutsche Telekom to 79 percent.

that is, depending on the provider, a reasonably fast data Download is in the 20 to 30 percent of the surface area of Germany is a thing of the impossibility. Not even slow Internet (1 Mbit/s) gets a Telefónica customer, the grid Agency report estimates that 13.2 percent of the area of Germany, in the case of Vodafone, there are 10.1 percent and the Telecom 2.4 percent.

doubts as to cover values of

The cover values of the telecommunications companies themselves. The Greens doubt that these voices. It fantasy would be reported "covers the Federal network Agency, which will be taken on unchecked," says the member of the Bundestag, Oliver Krischer. "Maybe you have a LTE reception in 100 meters in height, with sunshine and westerly winds, the reality in the customers on the floor, but looks significantly different."

said A spokesman for the network Agency, to perform your own measurements and check the information provided by the company.

mobile summit: Less dead spots, faster network, 12.07.2018 Atlas |Germany |Munich

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