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Deutsche Telekom-Meta dispute over network fees to be transferred to German antitrust court

A legal dispute between Deutsche Telekom and Facebook-owner Meta Platforms over the payment of fees for data traffic will be transferred from a court in Bonn to a specialized court in Cologne with expertise in antitrust matters, MLex has learned.

The dispute comes as telecom companies have mounted a campaign fo

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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