There is no exception: the three network operators were unable to meet the coverage requirements for mobile internet in early 2020.
The Federal Network Agency threatens the three current German network operators with severe penalties because, according to the latest report, Telefónica, Telekom and Vodafone have not “fully met the coverage requirements on time”. But first there is a deadline instead of really harsh penalties. The Federal Network Agency has issued a request to meet the requirements before December 31 of the current year.
The worst scars Telephone Without ignoring the supply requirements, “the requirements in the 13 federal states and for the main traffic routes with only about 80% could not be met.”
Closer is that Telecom, “The requirements in a total of three federal states (Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland) simply failed and were not met for the main traffic routes with 97% for motorways and 96% for railways.”
And in Vodafone “Inspections by the Federal Network Agency showed that the requirements in a total of four federal states (Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland) and for the main transport routes were not met on time. With a coverage rate of 96% on highways and 95% on railways, the main traffic routes are below supply demand ”.
Network operators do not meet 2015 supply requirements
The basis of the coverage requirements for the auction of the frequencies was that the network operators “from January 1, 2020 nationwide 98% of households and 97% of households by federal state with a Minimum data rate of 50 Mbit / s must be supplied per antenna sector “.