The UK High Court grants an interim order requiring a dominant telephone operator to engage in conduct which will enable the complainant to launch a new mobile telephony service (Software Cellular Network / T-Mobile)

Introduction and Background to the Claim In Software Cellular Network Limited v. T-Mobile (UK) Limited, the High Court, found that the applicant, which trades as Truphone, had made out an arguable case that the respondent, T-Mobile, had violated section 18 of the Competition Act 1998 (modelled on Article 82 EC) and granted an interim order requiring T-Mobile to engage in conduct which would enable the applicant to launch a new mobile telephony service. The case concerned a new mobile telephone service that Truphone wished to launch using Voice over Internet Protocol (‘VoIP') technology. The service would allow customers with internet connections through a telephone service provider to route calls over the internet. Use of the service by Truphone customers, however, requires

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Alison Jones, The UK High Court grants an interim order requiring a dominant telephone operator to engage in conduct which will enable the complainant to launch a new mobile telephony service (Software Cellular Network / T-Mobile), 17 July 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2007, Art. N° 14347

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