Vodafone Germany calls for auction of terrestrial television frequencies

19 Aug 2008

Fritz Joussen, the head of Vodafone Germany, has called for the auctioning of radio frequencies no longer used for terrestrial television, reports Thomson Financial citing an interview that appeared in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The executive said that the frequencies should be sold to telcos to bring broadband internet to those rural areas which are not currently connected to the country’s high speed data backbone. The country’s 16 regional states control the frequencies, rather than the federal government, and as such Joussen believes that this could delay any sale.

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