At the end of round 171 of the 5G auction of the Bundesnetzagentur, they reached 5.07 million euros on Wednesday. "1 and 1 Drillisch withdrew a block of concrete at the bottom of Wednesday morning and then returned with jumps in the next round, which is a small climb."Professor Vitali Gretschko of the Leibniz Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Golem.de, upon request. Otherwise, they would be calm nowadays.
It will be exciting if the prices in the 3.6 GHz band adjust again until Drillisch is outgrown. "Drillisch's behavior is very difficult to interpret, I do not mean they are erratic, but a clear pattern is very difficult to see."said Grechko.
The conflict in the 5G auction continues. "Bidders are still trying to point out each other that they should cut back, for example, withdrawing offers, trying to limit price increases to the blocks they will buy before their competitors."said Grechko. On the other hand, competitors try to punish these blocks with a rapid rise in prices.
The theorist of the game Stephan Knapek of TWS Partners declared: "The time of the signals has ended but it is clear to everyone what has to happen to finish the auction and in the end the bidder will reduce when the limit of pain is reached, who will be that is the big question."
The network operators Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica said last weekend that they wanted to leave Drillisch a package of frequencies in the market, which makes possible a network structure. After this agreement, only one of the 41 blocks was controversial. A conflict that the established one wanted to solve among themselves.
After seeing an agreement on Monday and Tuesday last week, the auction increased towards the end of last week. "Tuesday night last week, Drillisch decided to join again"Said Knapek. "Frequency offers that have already stopped and seemed to want to force an agreement among those established by increasing prices." This strategy was not successful because prices increased. In summary, Drillisch raised the price for one billion euros just by making an offer until Friday night. If there seemed to be an agreement between the three network operators, Drillisch intervened several times with high bids.