According to regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) , the total sum raised from the sale of the 41 frequency blocks was almost €4.4 billion ($5.4 billion). The blocks were sold in four frequency bands: 800MHz (paired); 1.8GHz (paired); 2.0GHz (paired and unpaired); and 2.6GHz (paired and unpaired).
The winning bids are:
- Vodafone D2 : €1,422,503,000 ($1,758,907,135), for 12 blocks in total
- Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG : €1,378,605,000 ($1,703,564,840), 11 blocks
- Telekom Deutschland GmbH : €1,299,893,000 ($1,605,122,503), 10 blocks
- E-Plus Service GmbH & Co. KG :
€283,645,000 ($350,113,159), 8 blocks
The regulator added that the companies would receive the relevant documents on Friday morning.
— Anne Morris, freelance editor, special to Light Reading