Ruling Chamber 2
Ruling Chamber 2 is responsible for rates regulation and the special control of abusive practices in the telephone service
As laid down in the Telecommunications Act (TKG), Ruling Chamber 2 deals with rates regulation and the control of anti-competitive practices in the voice telephony, leased line, public payphone and preselection markets. Rates regulation and the control of anti-competitive practices are important instruments in the economically significant telecommunications market to promote fair and effective competition. In addition to this, the responsibility of this ruling chamber also extends to issuing regulatory orders for the markets listed below.
The cases processed by the ruling chamber are handled within a set time frame and in a quasi-judicial process. The ruling chamber, comprising a chairperson and two assessors, reaches a decision after a public hearing.
- access to the public telephone network at a fixed location for residential and non-residential customers (Market 1)
- wholesale terminating segments of leased lines, irrespective of the technology used to provide leased or dedicated capacity (Market 6)
- offer of public telephones