The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court affirms Competition Authority’s decision to prosecute the incumbent telecom operator for tying its ADSL and fixed voice services (Bulgarian Telecom)

On 19 February 2009 the Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria [1] upheld the decision of the Bulgarian Competition Authority (CPC) [2] that prosecuted the incumbent telecom operator - Bulgarian Telecom (BTC) [3] for abuse of dominant position committed by tying its ADSL Internet and fixed voice telephony services. BTC was state-owned monopolist of fixed telephony until it was acquired in 2004 by an American investment fund Advent International. In 2004 BTC started to provide ADSL Internet services via its cable network. At that time BTC was the only provider of such service, while broadband Internet was also accessible through other platforms such as LAN and MAN networks, WiFi

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court affirms Competition Authority’s decision to prosecute the incumbent telecom operator for tying its ADSL and fixed voice services (Bulgarian Telecom), 19 February 2009, e-Competitions February 2009, Art. N° 29342

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