On 15 September 2010, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology issued the first (and not yet public) draft amendment legislation for the transposition of the new EU telecoms directives 2009/136/EC and 2009/140/EC and the BEREC Regulation 1211/2009. Pending internal co-ordination amongst other affected Federal Ministries, a revised draft will be published for stakeholder comments, in particular the affected market players and industry associations, within the next few weeks. It is expected that inter alia the scope of the consumer protection provisions (particularly as regards number portability), will be a source of dispute.