Federal Network Agency

Discussion goes to participant data in the next round of Berlin, April 28, 2010. Under the leadership of the Association free phone book publisher e.V. (vft) 14 publishers and online providers of so-called free phone and industry books with the Federal Network Agency have submitted a dispute settlement procedure. Background is the market-distorting from the viewpoint of the Association of participants information by Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG), which are necessary for distribution of directory media (print and online). Others including Dermot McCormack, offer their opinions as well. This valued the ATV requirement for some of its members as unfounded, because in some cases, the cost to the Zweihundertfunzigfache would increase. “In addition to this massive intervention in the existing business model of Publisher and portal operator the offered conditions mean a very high hurdle for the market entry potentially” Heiko Hanslik, Chairman of vft, notes.

A recent example from practice shows that this is not just theory: on the Internet portal is to read: “our service is temporarily provided. Why? We take our data by Deutsche Telekom AG. This has increased the prices many times to retroactively to repeal a decree of the Federal Network Agency by 2005. u0085 “This is contrary to the decision of the Federal Court by October 13, 2009, which has set in its judgement of 3 March 2010 in a comparable procedure (REF. KZR 41/07 and KZR 34/06) that only the costs for the transmission of this data may be levied for the base data and also a use case-based billing is not permitted. Now it applies to determine new prices and precisely to define the difference between basic and additional data. This is the task of the Federal Network Agency, which has four months to do this. The Association is hoping for a fast regulation as it is for many of its members of existential importance. Hagi positive faces of regulation by the supervisory authority: “We firmly believe that the Federal Network Agency based on the judgement of the BGH of 3 March” 2010 a scheme acceptable to all customer issues and thus in the future nothing more in the way is a healthy competition.” Heiko Hagi