The Belgian Competition Council finds the historical telecom operator guilty of margin squeeze and imposes a fine of €66,3 million (Base / Belgacom)

The Belgian competition Council finds Belgacom guilty of margin squeeze and imposes a fine of €66,3 million. I. The Parties Belgacom S.A. is the historical operator on the Belgian telecom market and provides mobile telecom services through its 100% subsidiary Belgacom Mobile Belgium (“BMB” - Proximus). Mobistar S.A. operates on both mobile and fixed telephony markets and is a member of the Orange Group, subsidiary of France Telecom. Base S.A. is a 100% subsidiary of KPN, a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunication company. The IBPT is the Belgian regulation authority for both postal and telecom sectors. II. The Facts The Belgian market for mobile telecommunication is composed of three actors: Proximus (since 1994), Mobistar (since 1995) and Base (since 1998). The historical

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  • Liège University - IEJE
  • Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (Brussels)

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Alexandre Defossez, Pierre Sabbadini, The Belgian Competition Council finds the historical telecom operator guilty of margin squeeze and imposes a fine of €66,3 million (Base / Belgacom), 26 May 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2009, Art. N° 29691

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