The German Competition Authority makes legally bidding remedies by which two telecommunications companies will carry out an extensive deployment and grant third companies access to their network (Telekom / EWE)

Binding commitments undertaken by Telekom and EWE for joint fibre-optic deployment* Telekom Deutschland GmbH and EWE AG would like to cooperate in the development of fibre-optic networks in parts of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bremen. The companies have now undertaken to the Bundeskartellamt to carry out an extensive deployment and in future to grant third companies access to their network. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “Under the right conditions cooperations can ensure that the networks are quickly expanded and the provision of households with high bandwidths is improved. If the largest providers of internet connections in the region work together in the future, this will have considerable effects on competition. We therefore have to make sure that

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority makes legally bidding remedies by which two telecommunications companies will carry out an extensive deployment and grant third companies access to their network (Telekom / EWE), 5 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 92659

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