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27/03/2015
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation over the Finnish telecoms regulator's (Ficora) proposal for the new rules on mobile termination rates (MTRs). Read more
26/03/2015
Market participants are invited to submit observations regarding the Commission's serious doubts letter under Article 7 of directive 2002/21/EC - Case DE/2015/1713: Wholesale voice call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location in Germany – remedies" Read more
26/03/2015
The European Commission today decided to withdraw proceedings against Luxembourg for persistent delays in analysing relevant markets as the Luxembourgish authorities notified the Commission of the missing market analyses. Read more
23/03/2015
The Commission issued a recommendation concluding that the German regulator (BNetzA) acts contrary to the EU recommended approach for the calculation of mobile termination rates (MTRs). If adopted the new rates in Germany would be in place until end of November 2016 and would be around 80% higher than the rates in the vast majority of the Member States which follow the recommended approach. Read more
17/03/2015
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation over the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) pricing of fixed termination rates (FTRs) for the alternative operators. According to the Commission, the German proposal does not follow the EU recommended approach for the calculation of FTRs, which leads to competition and consumer harm. Read more
09/03/2015
Following a three-month in-depth investigation the Commission issued a recommendation concluding that the German regulator (BNetzA) does not follow the EU recommended approach for the calculation of fixed termination rates (FTRs). BNetzA proposes to base FTRs for Deutsche Telekom (DT) on the previously applied methodology, which is contrary to the EU regulatory framework. Read more
19/12/2014
Invitation to market participants to submit observations regarding the Commission's serious doubts letter under Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC. Case DE/2014/1685: Call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location in Germany. Read more
18/12/2014
The European Commission has again opened an investigation over the German telecoms regulator pricing of fixed termination rates (FTRs) for the new alternative operators on the market. The German regulator (BNetzA) consequently does not follow the EU recommended approach for the calculation of FTRs, which leads to competition and consumer harm. Read more
16/12/2014
Commission concludes that the German regulator's approach to set fixed termination rates (FTRs) does not follow the EU recommended approach and leads to competition and consumer harm. As a result, the Commission requires BNetzA to withdraw its proposal or to amend it in order to bring it in line with the Commission's guidelines. Read more
08/12/2014
Market participants are invited to submit observations regarding the Commission's serious doubts letter under Article 7 of directive 2002/21/EC - Case FR/2014/1670: "Wholesale SMS termination on individual mobile networks" Read more

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