The UK Ofcom concludes that British Telecom has not infringed Art. 82 EC and its national equivalent in relation to the pricing of its digital cordless fixed-line telephones (BT Cordless)

Background On 29 March 2005, the UK telecommunications regulator, OFCOM [1], received a complaint from two competitors of BT Group plc (“BT”) on the market for the wholesale supply of consumer fixed-line telephone equipment in the UK. The complaint alleged that BT was dominant in the supply of cordless phones and had abused its dominant position by a predatory pricing behaviour. After conducting an investigation and issuing two draft non-infringement decisions, OFCOM has decided to dismiss the complaint, on both grounds that BT was not dominant in the relevant market and that, even if it was, its conduct could not be considered to be predatory pricing. This decision is interesting in two respects: firstly, it carries out a particularly detailed account of BT'sdominance in the

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  • French Ministry of Economy and Finance (Paris)

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David Revelin, The UK Ofcom concludes that British Telecom has not infringed Art. 82 EC and its national equivalent in relation to the pricing of its digital cordless fixed-line telephones (BT Cordless), 1 August 2006, e-Competitions August 2006, Art. N° 12396

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