The Portuguese Competition Authority fines two telecom operators €53M euros for abuse of dominant position in the wholesale and retail broadband markets (Portugal Telecom / ZON)

On 2 September 2009, after a 6-year investigation, the Portuguese Competition Authority imposed a €45 million fine on the incumbent operator Portugal Telecom (PT) and an €8 million fine on ZON, its former multimedia division. It's the largest fine ever imposed by the Portuguese watchdog. At stake is the behaviour of PT in the broadband internet market during 2003 and 2004, at a time when it controlled over 70 % of the Portugal's retail broadband market and

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Miguel Mendes Pereira, Myriam Ouaki, The Portuguese Competition Authority fines two telecom operators €53M euros for abuse of dominant position in the wholesale and retail broadband markets (Portugal Telecom / ZON), 2 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 28306

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