The UK High Court of Justice holds "serious and arguable” a request for interim measures based on alleged abuse of dominant position on the VoIP mobile telephone service market (Software Cellular Network / T-Mobile)

This case involved an interim application from Software Cellular Network Limited (trading under the name Truphone (“Truphone”) to the High Court of England and Wales on 11 July 2007. Truphone sought an injunction against T-Mobile (UK) Limited (“T-Mobile”) requiring it to activate Truphone numbers, as all other mobile network operators (“MNOs") in the UK had done. Truphone's main argument was that T-Mobile's refusal to activate was an unlawful abuse of a dominant market position without objective justification. Mr Robin Knowles CBE, QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge granted the injunction on the basis that there was a serious issue to be tried. Background 1. Truphone is in the process of launching a mobile telephone service using Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) technology. It

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Robert Eriksson, The UK High Court of Justice holds "serious and arguable” a request for interim measures based on alleged abuse of dominant position on the VoIP mobile telephone service market (Software Cellular Network / T-Mobile), 17 July 2007, e-Competitions July 2007, Art. N° 14068

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