CASE COMMENTS : REGULATIONS – ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS – PROVISION OF DIRECTORY ENQUIRY SERVICES AND DIRECTORIES – OBLIGATION TO PASS DATA RELATING TO SUSCRIBERS –UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATIONS – EFFECTIVE COMPETITON

Electronic communications: The Court of Justice rules on obligation for undertakings assigning telephone numbers to provide to other undertakings data in its possession relating to subscribers in order to establish directory enquiry services and directory (Deutsche Telekom/Germany)

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Hubert Delzangles, Electronic communications: The Court of Justice rules on obligation for undertakings assigning telephone numbers to provide to other undertakings data in its possession relating to subscribers in order to establish directory enquiry services and directory (Deutsche Telekom/Germany), 5 May 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 38102, pp. 193-194

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