German government sticks to 3G license conditions

The German government has no intention of changing conditions for next-generation mobile Internet licenses, despite pleas from several operators to do so, a senior official confirmed on Friday. The clear “nein” comes one day after European mobile operators, including representatives from German companies, met with officials from the European Commission in Brussels to discuss, among other things, measures to ease consolidation in the troubled 3G (third-generation) market.

“We are aware of the concerns of a few mobile operators but we have absolutely no plans to change the license conditions,” said Horst Ehrnsperger, director of telecommunications policy at the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. The ministry is responsible for both the German Regulatory Agency for Telecommunication and Post, or RegTP (Regulierungsbeh

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