Telekom cleared of overcharging Kabel Deutschland

10 Dec 2014

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has secured a victory in a dispute over how much it charges cable operator Kabel Deutschland for the use of its cable ducts. Reuters reports that a Frankfurt regional court confirmed a ruling by a lower court that DT (operating in Germany under the brand Telekom Deutschland) had not overcharged Kabel Deutschland for using its pipe network that houses phone and internet lines. Kabel Deutschland, which was acquired by UK-based Vodafone Group last year, had filed the lawsuit in 2012, seeking the repayment of more than EUR400 million (USD494 million) in fees it had paid the former monopoly, but the court in Frankfurt said that it believed DT was not abusing its market position.

Germany, Kabel Deutschland, Telekom Deutschland