Tech & Science Funklöcher in disaster areas: Vodafone is open to roaming
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who is in the disaster areas on the road, always has no mobile phone connection. This is because some radio stations are still inactive. With antennas of other providers, the mobile phone does not connect - that should remain so in the future.
overlooking pad holes in the storms in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate has suggested the mobile service provider Vodafone that the telecommunications industry opens its networks. "We would be ready," said a Vodafone spokesman in Dusseldorf. This would mean that competition customers would associate with theif their provider has no functioning antennas within reach. For this mains opening, however, Vodafone set a condition: "It takes the cooperation of all three network operators to enable effective regional roaming for people in the crisis area."
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speakers of the other two network operators, German Telekom andRoaming is complex (O2), Reserved. One is in exchange with the other network operators and discussed, "which is technically possible and meaningful to help people on-site as quickly as possible," said a Telekom spokesman. Telefónica expressed itself similar. Priority has the reconstruction of its own plants - the technicians of the three network operators have been on the road for days in the catastrophe areas and work with great commitment to improving their networks.
between companies but also talk about roaming. According to participants, however, it is completely open whether such talks lead to success. From Telefónica it was said, "the very complex and time-consuming implementation" of roaming would be in the disaster areas "only collaborated by all network operators".
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This is consensus in the industry: If one of the three network operators opens their network, the other two would have to do that too. Because the competition did not do it, it would impose an overload of his network. The antennas are geared to the requirements of the respective network operator, says the Telekom spokesman. "If there would be three times the triple to customers at once, then this antenna would not offer sufficient capacity." The networks were not designed for this.There are doubts
The Spokesman of the Bonn Group reveals doubts as to whether a short-term catastrophe roaming at all considerably improvement. Because if a place is devastated and the power supply still does not work there or when cable roads are destroyed over bridges, then concern all the providers alike, he said.
is clear that such a catastrophe-roaming would be technically demanding and time would take - just put the lever does not go. Through the storms, a total of several hundred mobile stations went from the network, but most are in operation again. The rebuilding of the stations makes great progress after the network operator. Against this background, the proposal for a catastrophe-roaming is likely to have succeeded soon. Even the Vodafone spokesman, who has praised the topic most and has explicitly opened the opening of the Vodafone network, says, "Repairs are progressing quickly for all providers, so it is questionable whether a then activated roaming will provide even added value. "dpa
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