The Cypriot Competition Authority imposes a fine for price squeezing and excessive pricing on the Internet services market (CYTA)

On 30 May 2005 the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter C.P.C.) ended its own initiative investigation of the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (hereinafter CYTA) by unanimously finding CYTA liable for abuse of its dominant position in the market for the provision of Internet services. In applying section 6 of the Law 207/87 (hereinafter The Law), which is the national equivalent of article 82 EC Treaty, the C.P.C. decided that CYTA was liable for price squeezing since it provided its competitors with a product/service at a high price, whereas it provided its customers with the final product at the retail market at a lower price. Moreover, the price that CYTA charged its competitors was found as excessive, placing them at a disadvantageous position, in

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Antigoni Lykotrafiti, The Cypriot Competition Authority imposes a fine for price squeezing and excessive pricing on the Internet services market (CYTA), 30 May 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 12125

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