The Slovenian Competition Authority finds incumbent telecommunications operator was abusing its dominant position in the inter-operators market for provision of ADSL broadband access in Slovenia (Slovenije Telekom / ISDN, ADSL)

This case started in October 2004, when the Slovenian Competition Authority (“SCA”) under its official authority started the proceedings on the basis of article 10 of the Slovenian Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act (“SPRCA”) concerning abuse of dominance. The proceedings were introduced for the purposes of assessing the alleged Telekom Slovenije's abusive practices in regard unjustifiable technological tying/bundling of ISDN and ADSL telecommunications services. The party Telekom Slovenije (“Telekom”) is Slovenian national telecommunications incumbent, and leading public fixed phone, mobile phone and broadband service operator. It the timeframe relevant for this decision (2001-2005), it was holding a monopoly position in the inter-operators market for provision of ADSL

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Andrej Fatur, The Slovenian Competition Authority finds incumbent telecommunications operator was abusing its dominant position in the inter-operators market for provision of ADSL broadband access in Slovenia (Slovenije Telekom / ISDN, ADSL), 31 March 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2008, Art. N° 22381

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