|Research by Country/Region
January 20, 2018
|Germany: Broadband Fixed Wireless Access |
A) CURRENT GOVERNMENT POLICY GOVERNING ACCESS TO
1) THE WORLDWIDE FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS BAND (3.4 TO 3.7 GHZ)
licensed according to ETSI
2) LMDS (28 TO 31 GHZ)?
28 GHz: reserved for UMTS feeding
3) UNLICENSED BANDS?
2,4 GHz: open
ISM0 and 5,2 GHz reserved for indoor
5, 4-5, 7 GHz for outdoor applications
5,8 GHz according to ETSI Hiperlan (similar to ISM, with limitations: range below 20 m)
DEMAND OR NEED FOR BFW SERVICES
Experts see demand on the City/ISP carrier level for alternative solutions to deliver DSL-like services to so-called “white spots” (no DSL connections).
For 2,6/ 3,5 or 26 GHz for FWA, a license per region/city is required; the regulatory authority, RegTP, is in the process of recalling licenses as many PMP operators have filed bankruptcy or do not utilize their bandwidth.
28 GHz is reserved for UMTS feeding: only mobile operator may apply for licenses in this bandwidth.
C) FOREIGN OWNERSHIP LIMITS
D) INTERCONNECTION TARIFFS
BFW service providers negotiate separately with network operators.
E) OTHER POLICIES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING BFW
Operators have to present their business case, provide proof of their knowledge in telecommunications operations, and apply for and obtain a license as operator for class 3 or 4. For further information on licenses, please see www.regtp.de.
F) CURRENT LISTING OF BFW ACCESS PROVIDERS
Broadnet Mediascape/ Netro (26 GHz PMP); licenses for 12 cities
Germany awarded licenses in 1999/2000 for rollout in 200/2001. Of the more than 20 companies that were active in the field, the following are still operating:
Arctel/ Alvarion, Alcatel ( 3,5/ 26 GHz PMP; nationwide licenses
All other BFW license-holders ceased business.
H) CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES, AND IMPORT DUTIES
Reg TP technical regulations
This response was prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Commercial Service in Frankfurt, Germany, in June 2003. For further clarification please contact:
U.S. Embassy, Frankfurt
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