Motorways and federal highways are too be supplied with at least 100 megabits per second by 2022. With at least 50 Mbit/s, the speed target for mobile broadband on short and long-distance passenger railways is half as high.
Unlike 4G the current mobile standard, 5G will not have national roaming, as 5G providers will not be required to give competitors access to their networks. "It is legally not possible to oblige network operators to make their networks available to other providers," emphasized Homann.
A quarter of the 5G frequencies will be reserved for local and regional applications and are not intended to be auctioned off. This should enable "as many business models as possible in the industrial and agricultural sectors", as the Bundesnetzagentur resolution states.
The German Federal Network Agency is not expecting a bidding war like in 2000. Back then, almost 50 billion euros ($58.2 billion) were generated at the UMTS license auction. "The Bundesnetzagentur does not aim for maximizing revenues," Homann said.