Germany’s mobile spectrum auction broke the EUR1 billion mark on the ninth day of the auction Thursday to stand at EUR1.32 billion.
German regulator, the Federal Network Agency (FNA), has revealed that E-Plus placed the highest offer in the first day of the country’s spectrum auction, bidding ahead of Spanish-owned Telefonica O2 Germany.
The largest mobile network auction in German history will take place April 12, daily Die Welt reports today, notes Dow Jones Newswires.
Germany’s EUR5 billion auction of digital dividend spectrum can go ahead next year as planned despite complaints from the European Union and the country’s smaller operators, reports Reuters. The news agency notes that the advisory council of Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA) has agreed that the auction can take place in the first half of 2010.