The AGCM's decision On December 15, 2011, the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter "AGCM") fined Poste Italiane S.p.A. ("Poste Italiane"), the incumbent operator in the postal sector in Italy, more than EUR 39 million for abusing its dominant position in the markets for liberalized value-added services. The AGCM's decision was issued at the end of an investigation launched in October 2009, prompted by complaints from TNT Post Italia S.p.A. ("TNT"). The AGCM held that Poste Italiane, by taking advantage of its control over the postal network, adopted a series of practices which were part of a "single coherent strategy" aimed at excluding competitors. According to the AGCM, since 2007 Poste Italiane used its control of the network
The Italian Regional Administrative Tribunal of Lazio annuls the decision of the Competition Authority which had fined the incumbent postal operator for an abuse of dominant position in the markets for liberalized value-added services (Poste Italiane)
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