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Wholesale flat rate soon in Germany?

Wholesale flat rate soon in Germany?

After the regulators in our neighboring countries France and the Netherlands have introduced a wholesale flat rate in the last few days, the pressure on the German regulatory authority for post and telecommunications (RegTP) is increasing.

This had only recently postponed the decision on a sensible wholesale flat rate, because AOL, for example, spoke out against a wholesale flat rate at the lowest network level. The reason for this is that this would probably only have been used by the Telekom subsidiary T-Online and would have led to an expansion of the very strong position of T-Online in Germany. Therefore, the RegTP has now decided to repeatedly obtain expert opinions in order to then make a decision that is acceptable for all participants. It is highly unlikely that the decision will come this year, as it is now known, not least through Telekom, how long studies can take. In any case, there will be wind in the whole thing again, because a decision on the introduction of a wholesale flat rate is expected in Italy in the next few days. In addition, the EU has also spoken out in favor of area-wide, non-clocked Internet that is not bound to broadband technologies such as DSL in every EU country.