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German 5G auction - A closer look into the value of the 5G frequencies

For all those who are interested in the on-going 5G auction, CNI presents some statistical data derived from the auction results published by the BNetzA.
The statistics show first of all the progress of the bids and the sum of the frequency blocks associated to each bidding party. In addition to that the cost per frequency spectrum (in Euro/Hz) is calculated as well as the split of the frequency spectrum and its associated cost. After the first 40 rounds this analysis shows for example that although the spectrum is almost evenly split (with percentages ranging from 23% to 27% associated to each bidder) the associated bids are significantly diverging (ranging from 12 % to 35%). As a bonus a chart showing the progress of the highest bidder per frequency block illustrates the dynamics of the ongoing auction on one glance. The charts will be updated at least once per day.

The analysis has been originally prepared for the lecture "Mobile Radio Networks" and "Business Economics of Information & Communication Technologies". The discussion of the German 5G auction serves as a vivid and timely case study to demonstrate the close and complex interdependencies of technology and economics.

The source of the raw data of the auction results is the BNetzA federal network agency.

All derived statistics have been prepared for teaching purposes only. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information.

Regular statistics updates automatically produced by CNI can be found here.