Feeds

Deutsche Telekom shuns WiMAX

Nein

High performance access to file storage

Deutsche Telekom has ruled itself out of the WiMAX business in its home country for the forseeable future.

German regulator BNetzA wants WiMAX to serve the country's rural areas as a backup to DSL, with a quarter of the country covered by 2011, and it's put spectrum in the 3,400-3,600Mhz frequency up for auction.

So far the auction has attracted over 1,200 bidders, but Deutsche Telekom isn't one of them.

Late last week the giant telco confirmed it wouldn't be participating in the auction and sought to use alternative technologies for rural high-speed broadband.

The interest in Germany comes despite the long delay in finalising 802.16e, the mobile WiMAX specification. And as we pointed out here recently, without global agreement on a universal frequency, investments will remain patchwork and piecemeal.

Germany's regulator wants the first deployments to be ready for 2009. Registration for potential applicants closed today. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.