In an Interview with the German Chancellery chief Helge Braun (CDU) has positioned itself on the topic of network expansion: if You wanted, “that each household and each street section of the mobile radio is powered”. But we speak here not of “5G-the new super standard, but of 4G”, i.e. LTE, as we know it for years.

“With this Standard, we reach the order of magnitude of 450 Mbps. This is damn fast and enough for the economy, for households and for the citizens, for telephony and classic Smartphone applications from all,” said brown of the ZDF. This may be for the moment. For the future would be to make Germany a technology site of the second class.

For one, you must restrict that the brown referred to 450 megabits per second are widely available. Vodafone, for example, of that this speed is currently offered in 40 cities. Outside of the Metropolitan areas you have to be content often with far less power.

5G, what is with LTE, it’s impossible

brown hide besides that, the new 5G mobile network more than just faster Downloads.

For everything you do nowadays with Smartphones – Chat, E-Mails, surfing the web and watching Videos – enough LTE for sure, because he’s right. But 5G enables completely new usage scenarios.

So 5G networks can transfer data at a much lower latency, that is, so to speak, the response time of the network. This is, for example, for self-driving vehicles are important, the control commands from the network. In addition, you can build 5G networks that connect hundreds of thousands or even millions of devices. Application cases for smart cities and industry can be systems in which, for example, Sensors and control devices are networked together.

Smart City (icon image)

in Addition, allows 5G to the use of devices with extremely low energy consumption. Sensors based on this technique can, for example, in industry and agriculture used to send measured values to a Central control station. Once in place, such Sensors will collect up to ten years of data before you need a new battery. Vodafone offers something like this already on the Basis of 4G. Experts are still in disagreement as to whether this technology should be assigned to 4G or 5G.

rejection of National Roaming

in addition to the nationwide network expansion with 5G-technology brown also issued the so-called National Roaming cancellation. The term refers to an obligation for the network operators to provide their infrastructure to the competition. Specifically: If Vodafone is based in the village of Wallen, Schleswig-Holstein, a 5G mobile and wireless communications mast, are likely to hook on to the customers of Telekom and O2 into power.

The basic idea is that Not all mobile providers would have to expand their networks anywhere, so across the Board,. Instead, it would be enough, if in rural areas, each provider will set its masts, which could be shared by all others. The investment cost for the Development to be distributed across several shoulders, but it could benefit the customers of all providers, anywhere with the new technology.

5G antennas on a test site

Vodafone, for example, refuses to need a commitment in General to all network operators in its network to open the categorically says that National Roaming “to be deprived of the existing operators, sales and profits for further Expansion in the area, and the fulfillment of the supply requirements needed”. Thus, the group is also counter-party, the build up no or only a small own network and the networks of the big providers would benefit.

This line of reasoning follows brown, when he says: “The Federal network Agency has looked at this carefully and we reflected back on that because, really, economically, nothing is possible, so-called local, Roaming is not very conceivable, that the encouraged but relative to the whole surface is actually investment, but investment inhibits.” The network operator should therefore be to collaborate on a small scale, stopped. A duty to share their networks with each other, not to give it.

“closing the gap in the LTE network”

So that the network provider be able to Finance the investment in new networks, too, wants brown to keep the proceeds of the so-called frequency auction in which the suppliers can bid for licenses for the use of mobile radio frequencies that low. The aim is not to earn so much money, he said the ZDF. Important to the networks: “both the new Standard 5G, but also the closing the gap in the LTE network.”

The cost for to wear, according to brown, in the first line of the network operator. He could imagine very well that the state will support expansion projects, when it comes to the last percent, so the supply of remote areas, “because the areas are very open, very difficult economically.”

For Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica O2, this could be the fulfillment of a long cherished desire. Because the development of the last “white spots” in Germany’s mobile map is connected with huge costs and promises no significant revenues. Government support is welcome.

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