Regulators Order Deutsche Telekom To Open Network

Law360, New York (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Germany’s telecom authority has ordered German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom to allow competitors to use its $3.8 billion broadband network unless the company can prove that the network offers services that cannot be purchased elsewhere.

Deutsche Telekom must either prove to the Bundesnetzagentur that the high-speed VDSL network constitutes a new market, or grant access to the system to rival telecom companies.

The telecom authority gave Deutsche Telekom 90 days to propose a standard price to charge rivals for use of the broadband.

The Bundesnetzagentur has...
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