The Polish Competition Authority fines mobile network operator € 33 M for obstructing investigation during a dawn raid (Polkomtel)

On 24 February 2011, the Polish Competition Authority (UOKiK) imposed a € 33 million fine on mobile network operator Polkomtel for obstructing an antitrust investigation. Polkomtel was condemned for delaying the inspection of its offices by UOKiK’s investigators and for refusing to hand over requested documents as well as a hard drive seized during the inspection. This is the second very high fine imposed by the UOKiK in the same investigation concerning the mobile TV market. In November 2011, another mobile network operator, PTC, was fined € 30 million for similar misconduct. On 2 December 2009, UOKiK carried out on-site

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Martin Favart, The Polish Competition Authority fines mobile network operator € 33 M for obstructing investigation during a dawn raid (Polkomtel), 24 February 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Access to file, Art. N° 46868

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