The Italian competition authority opens proceedings against three mobile telecommunications operators for alleged excessive interconnection fees pursuant to Art. 81 and 82 EC (TIM / Vodafone / Wind / TELE2 / TWC / Startel)

TELE2 Italia (hereinafter, “TELE2”) lodged a complaint before the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (“AGCM”) on 16 April 2004. A similar complaint was lodged some months later by ReteItaly, Trans World Communication Italia (“TWC”) and Startel. TELE2 has as its core activities in the Italian market the provision of fixed telephony services and Internet access services for residential end-users. ReteItaly is an Internet Telephony Service Provider offering to corporate end-users different services, including, inter alia, Internet access and Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) as well as Mobile Virtual Networks (“MVN”). TWC and Startel are two undertakings specialised in the provision of fixed-mobile services to other telecommunications operators. Telecom Italia Mobile (“TIM”),

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, The Italian competition authority opens proceedings against three mobile telecommunications operators for alleged excessive interconnection fees pursuant to Art. 81 and 82 EC (TIM / Vodafone / Wind / TELE2 / TWC / Startel), 23 February 2005, e-Competitions February 2005, Art. N° 266

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