For the rapid Expansion of new generation mobile technology 5G appealed Telefónica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete, the policy in Europe, to take reasonable measures.
He called on governments, the frequencies under “reasonable” rules and for longer periods of time. He hoped that the Commission and Parliament of the EU and the governments “the creation of equal competition made conditions its top priority, said the Manager on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“the theory of Competition, that Europe is in need of a mobile operator per 1 Million citizens in Europe?”, Álvarez-Pallete rhetorically In Germany, Telefónica, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom were pulled before the auction of new wireless frequencies in the court.
you criticize in the procurement rules for the auction to 5G, among other things, that for new entrants in the market, the lower requirements are intended to apply. In addition to the big three mobile companies, the Internet group Drillisch 1&1 bid, but still has no network wants to. Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica are calling for security of investment in the Expansion of their networks.
At the same time, Álvarez-Pallete appealed to the responsibility of the economy and society, to allow an ethical and transparent interaction with data.
The telecommunications industry to come, in the meantime, a key role, he will be become a “unverzichtbarere part of the lives of people”. The data traffic-to-take rapidly due to new technologies and services. Álvarez-Pallete, therefore called a new digital basis (the Digital Bill of Rights), the fundamental rights in a digital future for all citizens.