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Germany stands up to MNOs and aims to earmark spectrum for industrial 5G

We have often bemoaned the timorous nature of the regulators in setting the rules for the first wave of 5G auctions. In most of the advanced 5G countries, there has been a huge gap between the visions of governments and the actual spectrum rules, especially when it comes to the challenges of delivering enterprise, in-building and IoT services. At last, some regulators are taking a more creative view, with Germany seeking to extend the 5G airwaves beyond just the established MNOs. However, its plans are highly controversial, and regulator BNetzA will face a political battle to adopt a new approach, but unless they win, some of 5G’s benefits will certainly be diluted or lost. Despite grand strategy documents outlining the…

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