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Vodafone Germany Secures Additional Spectrum

19 Jun 2015Technology

Vodafone Germany has secured spectrum for mobile data and voice services in the Federal Network Agency’s auction for a total cost of €2,091million (£1,494 million). 

Vodafone has acquired rights to:

  • 2 x 10 MHz in the 700 MHz band;

  • 2 x 10 MHz in the 900 MHz band; 

  • 20 MHz in the 1.5 GHz band; and

  • 2 x 25 MHz in the 1.8GHz band.   

The spectrum acquired will enhance Vodafone Germany’s 4G network, increasing data traffic capacity and speed on 4G while improving voice quality on GSM services.

Vodafone Germany has the following spectrum holdings before and after the auction:

 Existing HoldingPurchasedPost Purchase
700 MHz- 2 x 10 MHzpaired2 x 10 MHzpaired
800 MHz2 x 10 MHzpaired- 2 x 10 MHzpaired
900 MHz2 x 12.4 MHzpaired2 x 10 MHzpaired2 x 10 MHzpaired
1500 MHz- 20 MHzunpaired20 MHzunpaired
1800 MHz2 x 5.4 MHzpaired2 x 25 MHzpaired2 x 25 MHzpaired
2100 MHz2 x 15 MHz
1 x 5 MHz
paired
unpaired
-
-
 2 x 15 MHz
1 x 5 MHz
paired
unpaired
2600 MHz2 x 20 MHz
1 x 25 MHz
paired
unpaired
-
-
 2 x 20 MHz
1 x 25 MHz
paired
unpaired

Notes for editors

Exchange rate £1.00:  €1.40

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