The Portuguese Competition Authority condemns a provider of wholesale services for abusive practices in wholesale communications markets (Portugal Telecom Group)

The Portuguese Competition Authority (“Autoridade da Concorrência”, hereinafter ‘ADC'), has adopted on the 1st September 2008 an important decision concerning abusive practices by PT Comunicações SA (hereinafter ‘PTC'), which is a part of Portugal Telecom Group, the former incumbent and monopolistic operator in Portugal before the liberalization of the sector took place. This September 2008 decision is noteworthy on several accounts and will undoubtedly generate further relevant case law, since it has already been appealed by PTC to the Court of Commerce of Lisbon (“Tribunal do Comércio de Lisboa”). The infringement to competition Law which has been established by ADC concerned a practice developed by PTC between 1 March 2003 and 7 March 2004. At the time PTC was, on the one hand, the only

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Luís D. S. Morais, The Portuguese Competition Authority condemns a provider of wholesale services for abusive practices in wholesale communications markets (Portugal Telecom Group), 1 September 2008, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 22119

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