The Italian Administrative Supreme Court confirms a decision of the Competition Authority condemning the formerly State-owned telecommunications monopolist for the abuse of its dominant position on the market of the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers (Telecom Italia / Albacom - Colt Telecom - Tiscali)

A decision of the Italian NCA (Autorita' Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, “AGCM”) of November 2004 had imposed a fine totalling an aggregate of € 152 millions to Telecom Italia (formerly the State-owned telecommunications monopolist) for abusing its dominant position on the fixed network communications services for business customers (Autorita' Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, 16 November 2004, Comportamenti abusivi di Telecom Italia, Case A351, Chiusura istruttoria, Provvedimento n° 13752). The decision was then overturned by the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio (“TAR Lazio”), which held that no abuse had occurred [Tar Lazio (Prima Sezione, Sede di Roma), 11 May 2005, Sentenza n° 3655, Soc Telecom Italia SPA v. Autorita' Garante Concorrenza e Mercato, Autorita' per le

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Paolisa Nebbia, The Italian Administrative Supreme Court confirms a decision of the Competition Authority condemning the formerly State-owned telecommunications monopolist for the abuse of its dominant position on the market of the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers (Telecom Italia / Albacom - Colt Telecom - Tiscali), 10 March 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2006, Art. N° 1146

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