1&1 Drillisch AG: Final expert opinion considers price increase claimed by Telefónica in December 2018 in the reviewed period to be unjustified
Maintal, 17 December 2020. Today, 1&1 Drillisch has received the final expert opinion in the proceedings to review the price increase implemented by Telefónica in December 2018 with reference to the 2015 frequency auction.
The expert confirms the result and the calculation method of his draft expert opinion of 8 October 2020. The price increase claimed by Telefónica in December 2018 is fully unjustified for the reviewed period (2016 to 2020) and does not result in a payment obligation of 1&1 Drillisch. No further expert arbitration proceedings initiated by Telefónica are pending.
Conversely, 1&1 Drillisch still demands substantial reductions of the advance service prices under the MBA MVNO agreement with retroactive effect from Telefónica in the price adjustment proceedings 1, 2, 5 and 6. These price adjustment proceedings can only result in an improvement of the purchasing conditions of 1&1 Drillisch, but cannot establish payment obligations of 1&1 Drillisch towards Telefónica.