The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal annuls the Competition Authority’s decision condemning the telecommunications incument for abuse of dominance through margin squeeze (TDC)

On 10 February 2006, the Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal (“D-CAT”) partially annulled a decision by the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) condemning the Danish incumbent telecommunications operator, TDC, for abusing its dominant position under section 11(1) of the Danish Competition Act by (i) engaging in illegal margin squeeze; and (ii) adopting discriminatory and loyalty-inducing rebates. The D-CAT annulled the margin squeeze part of the DCC decision, but upheld the part relating to discriminatory and loyalty-inducing rebates. Background Song Networks A/S (“Song”) is a telecommunications company based in Stockholm which delivers fixed-line telephony solutions to businesses in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Song does not have a mobile network nor does it operate as an MVNO

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  • Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)

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Jacob Borum, The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal annuls the Competition Authority’s decision condemning the telecommunications incument for abuse of dominance through margin squeeze (TDC), 10 February 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 17420

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