Government frees up digital dividend frequencies for broadband

5 Mar 2009

The German federal government has published a directive that frees up digital dividend frequencies in the 790MHz and 862MHz bands, which will be used to provide wireless broadband services in rural areas. The frequency allocation plan will be decided by the federal council in May, and if approved, will enable the country’s telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency (FNA), to allocate the frequencies before the end of 2009. The action forms part of the government’s broadband strategy published in February 2009, outlining plans to ensure all German households have access to a broadband connection by the end of 2010.

Germany, Federal Network Agency (FNA)