The Portuguese Competition Authority adopts landmark decision concerning an abuse of dominant position case in the Internet broadband access markets (PT / ZON)

In the beginning of September, 2009, the Portuguese Competition Authority (hereinafter, 'ADC') has adopted a decision concerning an important case of abuse of dominant position in the wholesale and retail markets for internet broadband access. This decision confirms the special attention that the ADC has been consistently giving to the electronic communications markets, in particular new markets in which the market power of the former incumbent (the Portugal Telecom Group) may bring about situations of virtual market foreclosure (in spite of the regulatory constraints aimed at the opening of such new markets). Curiously, the alleged practices of abuse of dominant position have occurred between May 2002 and June 2003, at a time when the current defendant companies were all part of the

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  • Luís Silva Morais & Associados (Lisbon)

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Luís D. S. Morais, The Portuguese Competition Authority adopts landmark decision concerning an abuse of dominant position case in the Internet broadband access markets (PT / ZON), 2 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 29131

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