employee representatives of the large German mobile phone companies have warned the policy against the consequences of a national roaming obligation for the employees.

“jeopardize The plans to the local Roaming a five-digit number of jobs,” wrote the works Council, the heads of Vodafone, Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom to the fraction peaks of Union and SPD, as the “Handelsblatt” and the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on Monday (Online) unanimously reported.

Accordingly, they fear that a duty to open up the infrastructure to competitors, would inhibit the expansion of the grid in Germany and lead to wage dumping in the industry.

The local Roaming would be connected to the mobile phone user is in a radio hole automatically and free of charge with the network of another telecommunications group. For consumers this sounds useful, network operators, values, this, however, as the commercial brake pad. “Mandatory Roaming is tantamount to expropriation,” said Telefonica Germany CEO Markus Haas, the German newspaper Handelsblatt. This Thursday the Bundestag in first reading with the law.

Also, the Federal network Agency had recently warned that forcing local Roaming. Such a Change even before the 5G auction would cause “significant legal uncertainties and the auction compromise method”. A leading parliamentary Deputy of the coalition, however, demand a such a roaming obligation and refer to the EU code of conduct.