The Italian Competition Authority fines €125 million the incumbent telecommunications operator for abuse of dominant position on the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers (Telecom Italia)

Background On 16 November 2004, the Italian Competition Authority(Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) has imposed a fine of € 152 million on the incumbent telecommunication operator Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia), for abusive behaviours on the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers. The decision The investigation of the Authority has revealed that the conducts of Telecom Italia were aimed at maintaining its incumbent position and excluding competitors, and had effects on the retail and wholesale telecommunication sectors. In particular, the Authority challenged Telecom Italia behaviours vis-à-vis (i) so-called “business” customers - in the markets for access, voice telephony, data and Internet - and

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  • Ashurst (Brussels)
  • Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
  • Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)

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Denis Fosselard, Vito Auricchio, Valerio Mosca, The Italian Competition Authority fines €125 million the incumbent telecommunications operator for abuse of dominant position on the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers (Telecom Italia), 16 November 2004, e-Competitions November 2004, Art. N° 25135

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