Special Report pursuant to Sec. 44 of the Postal Law, Bonn, 7 December 2015

  • The Monopolies Commission finds stagnating competition in the postal sector – the dominant position of the Deutsche Post AG remains unchanged.
  • The Monopolies Commission calls for an immediate reform of the legal and regulatory framework and a full application of the existing regulatory framework.

Special Report pursuant to Sec. 121(2) of the German Telecommunications Act, Bonn, 7 December 2015

  • The dynamic development of competition on the retail markets of telecommunications continues. The regulation of the vast majority of intermediate consumption remains indispensable.
  • Vectoring in the vicinity of the main distribution frames will accelerate the expansion of high-performance broadband networks. A technological monopoly of a single provider should be prevented.
  • Competitive pressure from innovative Over-The-Top services such as Skype or WhatsApp to be considered in regulatory decision making.

Special Report by the Monopolies Commission pursuant to Section 44(1)(4) ARC, 27 October 2015

  • Monopolies Commission considers as necessary a further alignment of the German competition penalty system to the EU rules.
  • Monopolies Commission recommends to supplement the current penalty system by a criminal sanction for serious cartel infringements, and a criminally enforced legal requirement for the preservation of capital.