The Enterprises Court of Milan awards to a local telecom operator damages in a follow-on case of a margin squeeze decision against the incumbent operator (Brennercom / Telecom Italia)

Introduction On the December 27 2013, the Enterprises Court of Milan awarded damages to Brennercom, a fixed-line telecom operator active in the north-east of Italy, in respect of a claim brought against Telecom Italia. This case arose as a follow-on action from a decision of the Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter “ICA”) establishing that Telecom Italia abused its dominant position by discriminatory practices on the market of the supply of wholesale termination services. The telecom sector has proved to be one of the most interested in the antitrust private enforcement. Most of the recent antitrust claims have been brought by telecom operators against their competitors. The ICA decision In August 2007 the ICA found that the mobile network operators Telecom Italia and Wind

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Giovanni Scoccini, The Enterprises Court of Milan awards to a local telecom operator damages in a follow-on case of a margin squeeze decision against the incumbent operator (Brennercom / Telecom Italia), 27 December 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Economic assessment of damages, Art. N° 66577

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