The Italian Competition Authority accepts commitments from the main mobile phone operators following investigations on alleged abuse of joint dominant position (Vodafone / TIM / Wind)

The Italian antitrust Authority closed an investigation against the main mobile phone operators in Italy (Telecom Italia Mobile SpA , Vodafone Omnitel and Wind) for an alleged abuse of their joint dominant position in the markets of telecommunication services in Italy. In particular, the investigation was opened on 31 March 2006 and was closed for Vodafone on 24 May 2007, and for Telecom Italia and Wind on 3 August 2007. The Authority has investigated if all these incumbent mobile operators refused to deal with and to enter into agreements with minor telecoms operators (who mainly offer fixed line (house line) services, such as Tele 2, TWC, Startel e ReteItaly) for the access and use of mobile network facilities. In particular, the refusal concerns the proposal of a partnership to

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Luciano Vasques, The Italian Competition Authority accepts commitments from the main mobile phone operators following investigations on alleged abuse of joint dominant position (Vodafone / TIM / Wind), 3 August 2007, e-Competitions August 2007, Art. N° 14176

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