The EU Commission concludes a settlement with telecommunications incumbent in a case concerning a presumed margin squeeze for broadband access in Germany (Deutsche Telekom)

"Presumed margin squeeze for broadband access in Germany: settlement with Deutsche Telekom"* In February 2004, the Directorate-General for Competition concluded a settlement with Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) in a case concerning a presumed margin squeeze for broadband access in Germany. The investigation had been opened in 2002, following a complaint by QSC AG, an alternative German provider of DSL services that is competing with DT. According to the complainant, the margin between DT‘s retail tariffs for ADSL and the corresponding wholesale tariffs for line sharing was insufficient to allow new entrants to compete with DT on the retail market. This in turn was supposed to have allowed DT to become the quasi-monopolist for ADSL services in Germany, ever since those broadband services were

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Joachim Lücking, The EU Commission concludes a settlement with telecommunications incumbent in a case concerning a presumed margin squeeze for broadband access in Germany (Deutsche Telekom), 21 May 2003, e-Competitions May 2003, Art. N° 36882

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