Deutsche Telekom said it would mount a legal challenge to last week's decision, setting prices ceilings that the telco can charge rivals for network connections. The German Post Ministry set city zone interconnection charges of 1.9pfennigs a minute between 9am and 9pm, and 1.24pfennigs off-peak. These tariffs are far lower than those demanded by Deutsche Telekom.
The announcement was made as Europe's biggest telco posted its interim results. Pre-tax income increased to DM3.6 billion compared to DM2.7 billion last year. Revenues increased by 7.3 per cent to DM33 billion.
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
J1043+2408 was observed for more than 10 years, and its radio light curve exhibited a periodic signal repeating in about 563 days