Germany keeps law that sticks in EU’s craw

1 Dec 2006

German lawmakers intend to defy the European Commission by keeping a clause in draft telecommunications legislation that protects their incumbent telco Deutsche Telekom from having to open up its new EUR3 billion (USD3.95 billion) high speed fibre-optic network to rivals. As previously reported in CommsUpdate, the EU believes the law to be anti-competitive and has threatened to take Germany to court if it is passed in its present form.