The Hungarian Competition Authority finds that the telecommunications incumbent abused its dominant position by setting excessively high wholesale prices for network access (Magyar Telekom)

On 6 September 2005, the Hungarian Competition Authority found Magyar Telekom guilty of abuse of dominance by setting supra competitive wholesale prices for network access to “toll-free” and “reduced-toll” telephone numbers - the so called “coloured numbers”. In Hungary, “toll-free” and “reduced-toll” telephone numbers are deemed essential for business subscribers. In fact, fixed line service operators (mainly, Magyar Telekom, PanTel and GTS) offering those services must also grant access to the special numbers used by competing operators, thereby negotiate interconnection agreements. In this context, it is of crucial importance for small operators to access the network of Magyar which holds a market share of 80 % on the downstream subscription market. However, Magyar Telekom used its

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Tarik Hennen, Alexandre Defossez, The Hungarian Competition Authority finds that the telecommunications incumbent abused its dominant position by setting excessively high wholesale prices for network access (Magyar Telekom), 6 September 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 279

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