German interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) proposes that the tender rules for the new digital mobile radio network 5G repair. With the current award criteria is not equivalent living conditions in Germany could recover, as the coalition agreement, of course, quoted by the mirror from a Letter to Seehofer’s to the President of the competent Federal network Agency.
In the coalition contract of CDU, CSU and SPD had agreed: “New frequencies only against universal supply”. However, according to the current Plan of 15 to 20 percent of Federal surface would not be supplied with fast 5G Connections, so Seehofer. This is particularly relevant to rural regions. One of the provider, the Telekom, has already declared, in the best case, 90% of the area of supply. The auction for the award of the 5G frequencies is planned for 2019.
Seehofer is in his criticism in agreement with a group of three dozen Union members. They fear that rural regions in the allocation of frequencies for new generation mobile technology 5G will be neglected. In an Initiative they are calling on the head of the CDU/CSU Bundestag faction, Ralph brinkhaus, a nationwide 5G supply, and thus equal living conditions in rural and urban areas. This is also a prerequisite for the competitiveness of the middle class, says the paper.
The Federal network Agency’s mobile pledge service provider, to supply up to the end of 2022 at least 98 percent of the households with a fast network, that is, 100 megabits per second in Download. This corresponds to the best possible 4G-a result, 5G would be in ideal conditions up to one hundred times faster. 5G is important to be able to digital key technologies to establish, such as Autonomous Driving, virtual reality, tele-medicine and industry 4.0. A network is needed, the large amounts of data transported in real time, and thus, the networking of billions of devices.
Chancellery chief Helge Braun (CDU), said that an all-encompassing 5G-Expansion was “incredibly expensive”. Such a promise is neither “fair nor realistic”. First, a surface coverage in the case of the predecessor technology, 4G needs to be reached. It is, for example, in the case of Vodafone and Telekom in Germany, at around 90 percent.