The Belgium Competition Council decides there are no grounds for action against the incumbent telecom operator for the launch of new tariff plan for fixed telephony services (Belgacom)

Belgium : The Belgium Competition Council decides there are no grounds for action against Belgacom for the launch of Happy Time Tariff Plan for fixed Telephony Services* On 29 November 2012, the Competition Council (the Council) concluded that on the basis of the information in its possession there are no grounds for action against Belgacom for the launch of Happy Time. Happy Time, a tariff plan launched by Belgacom in June 2005, offers free national voice telephony calls between 5pm and 8am during weekdays as well as during weekends and holidays and calls priced at a fixed amount per call between 8am and 5 pm during weekdays. Tele2, a CPS (Carrier Pre select) operator, lodged a complaint against Belgacom on the basis of Article 102 TFEU alleging a margin squeeze. On 29 September

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European Competition Network Brief, The Belgium Competition Council decides there are no grounds for action against the incumbent telecom operator for the launch of new tariff plan for fixed telephony services (Belgacom), 29 November 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 50237

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