BEREC

BEREC Opinion on Phase II investigation Case DE/2017/1997

Document number: BoR (17) 155
Document date: 17.08.2017
Date of registration: 18.08.2017
Document type: Opinions
Author: BEREC

On 9 June 2017, the 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.

The Commission initiated a phase II investigation, pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC, with a serious doubts letter sent to BNetzA on 7 July 2017.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 17 August 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/2017/1997, “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.