In­ter­na­tion­al Tar­iff Comparisons

According to section 35, clause 1, number 1 of the German Telecommunications Act, the Regulatory Authority (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) may, besides the cost information submitted to it, in addition refer to the prices of such undertakings as offer like services in comparable competitive markets. In principle Tariff Comparisons are carried out internationally and within a particular rates approval process. The rates of the countries chosen for the tariff comparison are shown as an index value which is based on the respecitve net tariffs (index value = 1) as approved by BNetzA's Ruling Chamber.

International Tariff Comparison “Local Loop Unbundling (one-off / cancellation charges)” MDF-access

The results based on the application of German incumbent Telekom Deutschland GmbH for approval of tariffs for Local Loop Unbundling of 21 April 2020 (BK3c-20/013). The tariffs, approved by the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), were published in the Official Gazette No. 19 of 14 October 2020, Note No. 267/2020. Official Gazette subscription/dispatch (order form).

Accompanying the approval process, BNetzA carried out an international tariff comparison. The following tables show the current European tariff level of Local Loop charges. Only those countries were included in the comparison that determine tariffs based on cost models or cost documentation and that comply with current EU regulation (EU member countries incl. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the United Kingdom). The basis are the approved tariffs (net) of the BNetzA (Ruling Chamber 3) valid from 01 October 2020 until 30 September 2022.

a) LLU activation (take over) existing loop

"without works at end user premises"
Country CodeCountryIndex
ATAustria
1,4308
BEBelgium0,8754
BGBulgaria0,0000
CYCyprus0,3200
CZCzech Republic1,5006
DKDenmark1,5354
EEEstonia1,9749
ELGreece0,6741
ESSpain0,9618
FIFinland2,5922
FRFrance1,7206
HRCroatia0,2085
HUHungary0,0000
IEIreland0,6882
ISIcelandn.a.
ITItaly0,8396
LILiechtenstein3,0685
LTLithuania0,4436
LULuxembourg1,8279
LVLatvian.a.
MTMalta2,0609
NLNetherlands0,0000
NONorway5,9945
PLPoland0,3761
PTPortugal1,3076
RORomania0,0000
SESwedenn.a.
SISlovenia0,9119
SKSlovakia1,4453
UKUnited Kingdom0,9711

Remarks:

  • According to EU recommendation: ISO-3166-alpha-2 codes, except for Greece (EL) and United Kingdom (UK).
  • Finland: The tariff is a simple average of the tariffs of the three largest companies with market power in Finland (Elisa, Telia, DNA).
  • Hungary: In Hungary no one-off fee are charged.
  • The product is not regulated in Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Romania.

b) LLU activation of new loop

"without works at end user premises"
Country CodeCountryIndex
ATAustria
1,6059
BEBelgium1,3543
BGBulgaria0,0000
CYCyprus0,2745
CZCzech Republic0,6425
DKDenmark1,3187
EEEstonia0,8455
ELGreece0,6019
ESSpain0,8176
FIFinland1,1098
FRFrance0,7366
HRCroatia0,2917
HUHungary0,0000
IEIreland1,3611
ISIcelandn.a.
ITItaly1,2077
LILiechtenstein1,3136
LTLithuania0,1899
LULuxembourg1,5750
LVLatvian.a.
MTMalta1,8013
NLNetherlands0,0000
NONorway1,4960
PLPoland0,4931
PTPortugal0,0000
RORomania0,0000
SESwedenn.a.
SISlovenia0,6428
SKSlovakia0,0000
UKUnited Kingdom0,6193

Remarks:

  • According to EU recommendation: ISO-3166-alpha-2 codes, except for Greece (EL) and United Kingdom (UK).
  • Finland: The tariff is a simple average of the tariffs of the three largest companies with market power in Finland (Elisa, Telia, DNA).
  • Hungary: In Hungary no one-off fee are charged.
  • The product is not regulated in Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Romania.
  • The countries Portugal and Slovakia only supply prices on request.

c) "LLU Cancellation Charges"

Country CodeCountryIndex
ATAustria
n.a.
BEBelgium0,6954
BGBulgaria0,0000
CYCyprusn.a.
CZCzech Republicn.a.
DKDenmark1,1795
EEEstonian.a.
ELGreece0,3625
ESSpainn.a.
FIFinlandn.a.
FRFrance0,2895
HRCroatia0,3434
HUHungary0,0000
IEIrelandn.a.
ISIcelandn.a.
ITItaly0,4986
LILiechtensteinn.a.
LTLithuanian.a.
LULuxembourgn.a.
LVLatvian.a.
MTMaltan.a.
NLNetherlands0,0000
NONorway1,8854
PLPoland0,2461
PTPortugaln.a.
RORomania0,0000
SESwedenn.a.
SISlovenia0,4488
SKSlovakian.a.
UKUnited Kingdomn.a.

Remarks:

  • According to EU recommendation: ISO-3166-alpha-2 codes, except for Greece (EL) and United Kingdom (UK).
  • Cancellation charges are only listed in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, France, Croatia, Italy, Norway, Poland and Slovenia. In all other countries, no tariff information was given or the product is not regulated.

International Tariff Comparison "Local Loop Unbundling (monthly charges)"

The results based on the application of German incumbent Telekom Deutschland GmbH for approval of tariffs for Local Loop Unbundling of 18 January 2019 (BK3c-19/001). The tariffs, approved by the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), were published in the Official Gazette No. 13 of 10 July 2019, Note No. 363/2019. Official Gazette subscription/dispatch (order form).

Accompanying the approval process, BNetzA carried out an international tariff comparison. The following table shows the current European tariff level of monthly Local Loop charges for MDF- and SDF-access. Only those countries were included in the comparison that determine tariffs based on cost models or cost documentation and that comply with current EU regulation (EU member countries incl. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the United Kingdom). The basis are the approved tariffs (net) of the BNetzA (Ruling Chamber 3) valid from 01 July 2019 until 30 June 2022.

a) LLU Monthly Charges (for the 2-wire copper pair) - Main distribution frame (MDF-access)

Country CodeCountryIndex
ATAustria0,6101
BEBelgium0,6748
BGBulgaria0,6227
CYCyprus0,7311
CZCzech Rep.0,5655
DKDenmark0,7874
EEEstonia0,4151
ELGreece0,5924
ESSpain0,7227
FIFinland1,1622
FRFrance0,7790
HRCroatia0,5597
HUHungary0,4311
IEIreland0,8739
ISIcelandn.a.
ITItaly0,7235
LILiechtenstein0,9866
LTLithuania0,2353
LULuxembourg0,7084
LVLatvia0,7008
MTMalta0,7874
NLNetherlands0,6882
NONorway0,6479
PLPoland0,4345
PTPortugal0,7555
RORomania0,0000
SESweden0,8143
SISlovenia0,6798
SKSlovak Rep.0,3529
UKUnited Kingdom0,7235

Remarks:

  • According to EU recommendation: ISO-3166-alpha-2 codes, except for Greece (EL) and United Kingdom (UK).
  • Finland: The tariff is a simple average of the tariffs of the three largest companies with market power in Finland (Elisa, Telia, DNA).
  • In Romania the product is not regulated.

b) LLU Monthly Charges (for the 2-wire copper pair) - Signal distribution frame (SDF-access)

Country CodeCountryIndex
ATAustria0,7957
BEBelgium0,0000
BGBulgaria1,0511
CYCyprus0,7730
CZCzech Rep.0,9390
DKDenmark0,0000
EEEstonia0,7007
ELGreece0,7319
ESSpain0,0000
FIFinland0,0000
FRFrance1,3149
HRCroatia0,7745
HUHungary0,4426
IEIreland0,8184
ISIcelandn.a.
ITItaly0,7518
LILiechtenstein0,0000
LTLithuania0,3972
LULuxembourg0,7574
LVLatvia1,1830
MTMalta0,9362
NLNetherlands0,0000
NONorway0,8695
PLPoland0,5589
PTPortugal0,0000
RORomania0,0000
SESweden1,2014
SISlovenia0,4638
SKSlovak Rep.0,0000
UKUnited Kingdom1,0397

Remarks:

  • According to EU recommendation: ISO-3166-alpha-2 codes, except for Greece (EL) and United Kingdom (UK).
  • In Slovakia the product is not regulated.
  • The product is not offered in Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Portugal and Romania.