The Colombian Competition Authority reaffirms the country’s first serious fine in a case against a mobile telecommunications company for abuse of dominance (COMCEL / America Movil)

The case In November 2013 the Colombian competition authority (Superintendence of Industry and Commerce - SIC) decided the administrative appeal for review filed by COMCEL against the decision taken in September 2013 [1] finding that between September of 2011 and March of 2012 the company had abused its dominant position in the mobile voice calls and messaging market by raising artificial barriers to entry (article 50(6) decree 2153/92) and committing generic anticompetitive acts prohibited by article 1 of Law 155 of 1959 imposing the contravening company an approximately $48.7 million fine. With this the SIC’s decision became final and thus enforceable. The charges against COMCEL were related with the regulation on mobile number portability (MNP) and the selling of SIM Locked mobile

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Javier Cortázar-Mora, The Colombian Competition Authority reaffirms the country’s first serious fine in a case against a mobile telecommunications company for abuse of dominance (COMCEL / America Movil), 19 November 2013, e-Competitions November 2013, Art. N° 64552

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