The Spanish telecommunications regulator fines the incumbent € 20 M for abuse related to access to the subscriber loop but raises questions on its relationship with Spanish Competition Authority regarding competition law enforcement (Telefónica)

On the 16 November 2006, the Spanish telecommunications regulator ("Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones", CMT) fined the incumbent Telefónica € 20 M for failing to comply with the conditions for access to the subscriber loop applying to third party operators in connection with the provision of broadband Internet access When it comes to ascertaining the enforcement powers of the Spanish Competition Authorities (SCA) and the telecommunications markets Regulator ("Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones", CMT) in relation to competition Law (Law 16/1989, of 16 July, of Defence of Competition, Competition Act) in the telecoms markets the picture appears blurred due, to a great extent, to the imprecise wording of the relevant legislation. The decision at issue is a good

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  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)
  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)

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Pedro Callol, Jorge Manzarbeitia, The Spanish telecommunications regulator fines the incumbent € 20 M for abuse related to access to the subscriber loop but raises questions on its relationship with Spanish Competition Authority regarding competition law enforcement (Telefónica), 16 November 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2006, Art. N° 13773

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