German cable operators Primacom and Kabel Deutschland (KDG) are in dispute over the price KDG charges to deliver signals to Level 4 operators.
Primacom claims that KDG is overcharging and has filed a complaint with regulator the Bundesnetzagentur AngestoÃen, according to a report in Die Welt newspaper. The regulator must rule on the matter by December 28. The dispute specifically concerns the charges levied by KDG in the cities of OsnabrÃ¼ck and Mainz, which were governed by longstanding agreements that have now expired. Primacom has called for the new rates to be cut by a third, but KDG says this would discriminate against its other network partners.