FRANKFURT - German phone carrier Deutsche Telekom will propose a fresh plan on how to introduce the country's planned pioneering road-toll system, sources close to the consortium introducing the system said on Friday.
"Deutsche Telekom wants to propose new solutions by Sunday evening," the sources told Reuters.
The basis for a new agreement between the government and the consortium Toll Collect -- owned by Deutsche Telekom, DaimlerChrysler and France's Cofiroute -- was emerging, they added.
The phone carrier -- still 43-percent owned by the German state -- had also told the government it wanted its services arm T-Systems to oversee Toll Collect's operational business, taking over a role that DaimlerChrysler has held until now.
Toll Collect and Deutsche Telekom declined to comment. Daimler was not immediately available.
Germany had contracted Toll Collect to build a complex system that uses satellites and mobile phones to track and charge trucks using the country's highways.
The scheme originally was supposed to start a year ago, but legal wranglings and technological glitches have delayed its launch, which is now seen by the end of this year at the earliest.
Germany will have missed out on three billion euros ($3.7 billion) of toll revenues by then, and it terminated the contract earlier this month after it failed to agree on compensation with the consortium.
Toll Collect has a two-month grace period in which to come up with a new proposal.