The Hungarian Competition Authority fines Vodafone and T-Mobile for unfair and restrictive market practices on mobile tariffs (Vodafone / T-Mobile)

The Hungarian mobile phone market is characterized by intense competition between the three mobile phone service providers (T-Mobile Magyarország Távközlési Részvénytársaság hereinafter “T-Mobile”, Pannon GSM and Vodafone Magyarország Mobil Távközlési Rt. hereinafter “Vodafone”). The struggle for market share and profit is accentuated by the fact that, in 2003, 78,3% of the population already subscribed to a mobile phone service (Eurostat, 7 February, 2005). In such circumstances effective marketing strategies become crucial and overly ambitious providers may sometimes infringe on the boundaries circumscribing fair market practices. The Hungarian

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Jacques de Servigny, Krisztian Kecsmar, The Hungarian Competition Authority fines Vodafone and T-Mobile for unfair and restrictive market practices on mobile tariffs (Vodafone / T-Mobile), 25 January 2005, e-Competitions January 2005, Art. N° 181

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