The Spanish Competition Appeal Tribunal annuls the €57M fine imposed by the Competition Authority on the telecommunications incumbent for an allegedly abusive marketing campaign (Astel / Telefónica)

Background On April 2004, the Spanish Competition Authorities imposed Telefónica a 57 million euro fine for an abusive practice consisting of hampering the process of pre-selection by consumers of alternative operators to Telefónica in fixed telephone services. At the time the decision was issued, the 57 millions euro fine was the highest fine ever imposed by the Spanish Competition Authorities for a violation of competition rules. Pre-selection of operators enables telephone subscribers to choose a preferred telephone company or

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Margarita Fernandez Alvarez-Labrador, The Spanish Competition Appeal Tribunal annuls the €57M fine imposed by the Competition Authority on the telecommunications incumbent for an allegedly abusive marketing campaign (Astel / Telefónica), 31 January 2007, e-Competitions January 2007, Art. N° 13676

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