The Italian Competition Authority initiates a new investigation against the national incumbent telecom operator to assess whether it abused of its dominant position on the telephone and broadband network sector (Wind Fastweb / Telecom Italia)

On 24 June 2010, the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) decided to initiate new proceedings against Telecom Italia to assess whether the incumbent operator had abused its dominant position in the voice communications and broadband internet access services markets, with the aim of excluding its main competitors from the downstream markets for voice telephony and broadband internet access services. Following complaints lodged by Wind and Fastweb (TI's main competitors), the ICA is now investigating whether there are grounds to establish that TI abused, or is still abusing, its dominant position by: (i) deliberately refusing or delaying the activation of wholesale services requested by competitors to be active in the downstream retail market for telecommunication services (voice

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Sara Lembo, The Italian Competition Authority initiates a new investigation against the national incumbent telecom operator to assess whether it abused of its dominant position on the telephone and broadband network sector (Wind Fastweb / Telecom Italia), 23 June 2010, e-Competitions June 2010, Art. N° 32221

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