The Belgian Competition Authority’s College of Prosecutors dismisses multiple complaints against the incumbent telecom operator for abuse of a dominant position in the market for international transit services for call termination in Belgium (Base / Belgacom)

I. The Parties Belgacom S.A. is the incumbent operator on the Belgian telecom market. It provides mobile telecom services through its 100% subsidiary Belgacom Mobile Belgium (“BMB” - Proximus). Base S.A. is a 100% subsidiary of KPN, a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunication company. Mobistar S.A. operates on both mobile and fixed telephony markets and is a member of the Orange Group, subsidiary of France Telecom. The IBPT is the Belgian regulation agency for both postal and telecom sectors. II. The Facts National termination services are services offered by the owner of a phone network. They consist in providing the possibility for a call coming from a network to reach a client located on another network. Belgacom, Base and Mobistar provide termination services to other

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Pierre Sabbadini, Norman Neyrinck, The Belgian Competition Authority’s College of Prosecutors dismisses multiple complaints against the incumbent telecom operator for abuse of a dominant position in the market for international transit services for call termination in Belgium (Base / Belgacom), 24 December 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 35146

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