The Spanish Supreme Court confirms the annulment of a €120 Million fine imposed by the National Competition Authority against three mobile operators for abuse of dominance wholesale markets for termination of SMS and MMS (Telefónica / Vodafone / Orange)

In three judgments delivered in December 2018 and January 2019, the Spanish Supreme Court confirmed the annulment of fines amounting to a total of €120 million imposed on the three main telecoms operators in Spain (i.e., Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange) for abuse of dominance in the wholesale markets for the termination of text messages (“SMS”) and multimedia messages (“MMS”) [1]. Background In December 2012,

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Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Romano F. Subiotto, Ben Holles De Peyer, Beatriz Martos Stevenson, The Spanish Supreme Court confirms the annulment of a €120 Million fine imposed by the National Competition Authority against three mobile operators for abuse of dominance wholesale markets for termination of SMS and MMS (Telefónica / Vodafone / Orange), 8 January 2019, e-Competitions January 2019, Art. N° 100132

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