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Deutsche Telekom sues Germany's Federal Network Agency over 5G: Paper

The logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG is seen at the company's headquarters in Bonn February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom has filed a lawsuit against Germany's Federal Network Agency protesting the preconditions for participating in a next-generation mobile network frequency auction, Germany's Die Welt newspaper said on Tuesday.

Germany stipulated that potential bidders must invest to expand the country's mobile network and permit roaming as a condition to take part in the 5G auction. Deutsche Telekom's suit claims the preconditions are too onerous, the paper said.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Andrea Shalal)