The Romanian Competition Authority finds no anti-competitive practices on the market for access to the network infrastructure (Utility poles)

On 7 October 2011 the Romanian Competition Authority (CC) [1] completed its investigation into the alleged anti-competitive practices on the market for access rights to the utility poles, which were used by the telecom operators for supporting their cable TV, Internet and fixed telephony networks. The CC’s investigation followed the complaint lodged by an independent telecom operator S.C. ASTRAL TELECOM S.A.(AT)against the incumbent telecom operator S.C. ROMTELECOM S.A.(RT) and regional electricity distributor D.F.E.E. ELECTRICA DOBROGEA S.A.(ED). Both RT and ED operated their own networks of the utility poles. The former was using the poles for the fixed telephony services; the latter – for distribution of electricity. AT required the access to the poles for its telecom services:

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Romanian Competition Authority finds no anti-competitive practices on the market for access to the network infrastructure (Utility poles), 7 October 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2011, Art. N° 39654

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