The Danish regulatory authority has withdrawn the draft measures (market definition, SMP assessment, proposed remedies) in Case DK 2005/0171 which related to call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location (Market 9).
The draft measures seemed to include dial-up Internet access in market 9, this appears to have been a stumbling block. The regulatory authority explained to T-REGS today that it only appears as if all dial-up Internet traffic has been included in market 9, in fact only that part of dial-up traffic was included in market 9 which is technically indistinguishable from regular fixed telephony traffic.
Some dial-up Internet traffic occurs via standard 8-digit geographic telephone numbers. It is virtually impossible to distinguish this traffic from regular telephony traffic and the Danish regulator commented in its filing that this kind of (indistinguishable) dial-up traffic would end up being included in market 9. This may have not been entirely clear from the documents filed, it seemed as if all dial-up Internet traffic had been included in market 9. The Danish regulatory authority will revise its draft measures in order to enhance justifications and to provide clarifications in this matter.
For detailed background information on this notification, please refer to a previous T-REGS news item.