BEREC

BEREC Opinion on Phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a Case DE/2017/1961

Document number: BoR (17) 68
Document date: 05.04.2017
Date of registration: 07.04.2017
Document type: Opinions
Author: BEREC

On 23 January 2017 the European Commission registered a notification by the German National Regulatory Authority, BNetzA, concerning the Market for wholesale call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location.

On 23 February 2017 the Commission sent a serious doubts letter opening a phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC.

In that respect, as required by Article 3(1)(a) of the BEREC Regulation (Regulation (EC) № 1211/2009) and in relation with Article 7a of the Framework Directive, on 5 April 2017 BEREC adopted the current opinion in relation to phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC: DE/2017/1961, “Market for wholesale call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location (Market 1) in Germany”.

On the basis of the analysis set out in this Opinion, BEREC considers that the Commission’s serious doubts are justified.