The Polish Competition Authority imposes a maximum fine on the incumbent Polish telecom operator for non-implementation of its decision (Telekomunikacja Polska)

President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (the “OCCP”) imposed by way of decision on March 28, 2006 (n° DDI2-423-2/925/00/BC) a fine on Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (“TP S.A.”, the “Company”) of PLN 5,7 million (nearly € 1,5 million), which is equivalent to € 10,000 per each day of delay in execution of his previous decision still from July 22, 1998 (n° DDI 36/98). By the decision from 1998 the OCCP demanded the discontinuation of the abuse of dominant position related to applied charges structure of telephone service unjustifiable by the actual service costs and excessively high charging for long-distance connections (on average 62% higher than in other EU countries). The company was obliged to adjust applied charges to the prices applied by other European telecom

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  • Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak (Warsaw)
  • Affre i Wspólnicy (Warsaw)

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Robert Gago, Marta Miszczuk, The Polish Competition Authority imposes a maximum fine on the incumbent Polish telecom operator for non-implementation of its decision (Telekomunikacja Polska), 28 March 2006, e-Competitions March 2006, Art. N° 1327

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