German regulator to re-auction returned 3G licences

15 Apr 2003

Germany’s telecoms regulator, RegTP has announced plans to re-auction any 3G licences which are returned from operators which fail to meet their rollout requirements. Mobile operators Quam and MobilCom look unlikely to meet the deadline of 25% population coverage by the end of 2003; if this is the case they will be forced to return their licences early the following year.