EU Weighs Suit Over German Frequency Licenses

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 3:54 PM EDT) -- The European Commission has reportedly announced it is considering legal action against Germany's network regulatory authority, the Bundesnetzagentur, over a plan to auction digital frequency licenses to provide rural mobile Internet access.

The commission “is deeply concerned” about BNetzA's decision to ignore the commission's concerns about the potential anti-competitive ramifications of the auction, EC spokesman Martin Selmayr said Tuesday, according to Dow Jones.

The EC “will not shy away from enforcing the [European Union's] competition and single market rules in this important context” if the commission...
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