Bundesrat lets law against router compulsion pass

The Bundesrat did not use the possibility to delay the law against router coercion and let the law pass. Especially cable network operators are concerned about this development.

The corresponding Agenda item of the 939th session of the Bundesrat it can be seen that no further objections or steps against the law were decided. Theoretically, the Bundesrat could still have convened the mediation committee, but could only delay the law and not stop it.

The only open point now is when the law will appear in the Federal Law Gazette - from this point on, the six-month transition period will run, which must be used above all by the cable network providers to develop appropriate technical solutions in order to comply with the new legal requirements. As an essential innovation, a passive network termination point was also defined for the cable networks, so that the cable socket is the last point over which the providers can determine. The cable network providers in particular argue that in the shared medium cable network even a single, incorrectly functioning terminal can lead to basic services such as television or telephony no longer functioning in the entire cluster with several hundred subscribers.

Only time will tell what is actually true about these fears - after all, in order for terminal equipment to be approved, it must also meet certain standards in the cable network, just as it does in the classic telephone network. Moreover, in other shares-medium networks, such as mobile telephony, there are no problems with devices from a wide range of manufacturers.

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