Finally, the German spectrum auction for everything between 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz assigned for cellular services has ended. While the media mostly reports the €4.4 billion as a disappointment for the German government, I personally think it's more than enough for a few pieces of thin air. And, as a side note, compared to the sums paid in the Netherlands and in the Nordic countries, it's a respectable sum. Now it's in the hands of the four incumbent mobile network operators to make the best use of their new spectrum in the coming years. For the details on who has acquired what have a look here.