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German Spectrum Auction Ends, Raises €4.4B

The long-running German spectrum auction finally came to end on Thursday afternoon in Mainz after a total of 224 bidding rounds and 27 "auction days" since April 12. (See Court Could Halt German LTE Auction.)

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:

For further details on the individual blocks, click on this link.

The regulator added that the companies would receive the relevant documents on Friday morning.

— Anne Morris, freelance editor, special to Light Reading

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