EU asks DT to justify landline rates

The European Union (EU) Commission has asked the German telecom regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, to explain the fees it allows Deutsche Telecom to charge competitors for terminating calls to DT's landline network.

More specifically, the commission wants more information on DT's "fixed call origination and termination rates," as the Bundesnetzagentur has so far only provided general information about the level of fees it finds acceptable. The EU wants more transparent telecom regulation across Europe to avoid distortions of competition between operators.

If the EU doesn't get it what it wants, it may start legal proceedings.

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- Dow Jones via WSJ. Article.

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