The Romanian Competition Authority fines a phone company for abuse of dominance (Orange Romania)

The Competition Council sanctioned Orange Romania with fines of €14 million* The Competition Council sanctioned Orange Romania with fines of 64.915.183 Lei (approximately €14 MILLION) for abuse of a dominant position. The Competition Authority found that, in 2011-2015, the telephone operator limited the access for Simplus Invest SRL to their mobile phone network, blocking its transmission of commercial messages activity to/from Orange clients. Simplus Invest SRL is an integrator, a company which intermediates the message transmission through short numbers between certain beneficiary companies and the clients of mobile telephone operators. In order to carry out their activity, the integrators conclude contracts with clients (companies that want to send commercial messages) and with all

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Romanian Competition Authority, The Romanian Competition Authority fines a phone company for abuse of dominance (Orange Romania), 18 January 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 89099

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