The EU Commission renders a decision on collective dominance under the European consultation mechanism on electronic communications in a case related to the market for broadcasting transmission services in the UK (Crown Castle)

"First collective dominance cases under the European consultation mechanism on electronic communications"* In the first semester of 2005, the Commission dealt with two collective dominance cases in the electronic communications sector. Both cases were notified to it under the so-called electronic communications consultation mechanism [1]. The first case related to the market for broadcasting transmission services in the UK. The second case related to the market for wholesale mobile access and call origination in Ireland. Introduction — the consultation mechanism The EU regulatory framework on electronic communications that was adopted in 2002, generated a new symbiosis between the EU competition rules and sector specific ex anteregulation in the telecommunications industry. Pursuant

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Inge Bernaerts, Stefan Kramer, The EU Commission renders a decision on collective dominance under the European consultation mechanism on electronic communications in a case related to the market for broadcasting transmission services in the UK (Crown Castle), 18 January 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Burden of proof, Art. N° 37303

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