Federal Network Agency: Telefónica receives million fine for poor network

Telefónica Deutschland will probably have to pay a high fine of up to 30 million euros for non-compliance with the LTE requirements from 2015. That reports that Manager magazine based on information from the environment of the Federal Network Agency. Upon request, Telefónica Deutschland told Manager Magazin that the expansion was in progress "accelerated again" Service.

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Sanctions "basically counterproductive for network supply in Germany", The operator had one because of the merger of the O2 network with that of E-Plus "special starting point" had.

In the allocation of the frequencies auctioned in 2015, the Federal Network Agency had imposed the requirement to supply 98 percent of households nationwide and 97 percent of households in each state with a minimum data rate of 50 Mbit / s per antenna sector from the beginning of 2020. The main traffic routes had to be completely supplied. According to the Federal Network Agency, none of the network operators had fully supplied the ICE routes and federal highways at the end of 2019.

But the supply level of Telefónica is more dramatic in comparison, the supply requirements are only met in the city of Berlin and the city of Bremen, so expansion has to be practically everywhere at the speed of sound. State secretaries Heike Raab (Rhineland-Palatinate) and Jürgen Barke (Saarland) had declared this during the meeting of the advisory board of the Federal Network Agency on January 27, 2020.

The network operators Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica have said that they have basically provided for the households, but to the great regret of the State Secretaries, not everywhere – significant gaps remained.

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