Official Journal of the European Union

C 128/29

Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 10 April 2008 — Deutsche Telekom v Commission

(Case T-271/03) (1)

(Competition - Article 82 EC - Charges for access to the fixed-line telecommunications network in Germany - Margin squeeze - Charges approved by the national regulatory authority for telecommunications - Leeway of the dominant undertaking)

(2008/C 128/62)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG (Bonn, Germany) (represented by: initially, K. Quack, U. Quack and S. Ohlhoff, and subsequently, U. Quack and S. Ohlhoff, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: initially, K. Mojzesowicz and S. Rating, then K. Mojzesowicz and A. Whelan, and subsequently, K. Mojzesowicz, W. Mölls and O. Weber, Agents)

Interveners in support of the defendant: Arcor AG & Co. KG (Eschborn, Germany), (represented by: initially, M. Klusmann, F. Wiemer and M. Rosenthal, then M. Klusmann and F. Wiemer, and subsequently, M. Klusmann, lawyers); Versatel NRW GmbH, formerly Tropolys NRW GmbH, formerly CityKom Münster GmbH Telekommunikationsservice and TeleBeL Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation Bergisches Land mbH (Essen, Germany); EWE TEL GmbH (Oldenburg, Germany); HanseNet Telekommunikation GmbH (Hamburg, Germany); Versatel Nord-Deutschland GmbH, formerly KomTel Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Informationsdienste mbH (Flensburg, Germany); NetCologne Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation mbH (Cologne, Germany); Versatel Süd-Deutschland GmbH, formerly tesion Telekommunikation GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany); and Versatel West-Deutschland GmbH, formerly Versatel Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (Dortmund, Germany) (represented by N. Nolte, T. Wessely and J. Tiedemann, lawyers)


Application for annulment of Commission Decision 2003/707/EC of 21 May 2003 relating to a proceeding under Article 82 EC (Case COMP/C 1/37.451, 37.578, 37.579 — Deutsche Telekom AG) (OJ 2003 L 263, p. 9), and, in the alternative, reduction of the fine imposed on the applicant in Article 3 of that decision.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Deutsche Telekom AG to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Commission;


Orders (1) Arcor AG & Co. KG and (2) Versatel NRW GmbH, EWE TEL GmbH, HanseNet Telekommunikation GmbH, Versatel Nord-Deutschland GmbH, NetCologne Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation mbH, Versatel Süd-Deutschland GmbH and Versatel West Deutschland GmbH to bear their own costs.

(1)  OJ C 264, 1.11.2003.