The College of Prosecutors of the Belgian Competition Council decides that consumers are competent to ask for interim measures but rejects their request (Telenet)

Belgium: The Telenet Case: Consumers and Interim Measures In its decision of 27 September 2010, the competition prosecutor has decided that consumers are competent to ask for interim measures when they are the victim of restrictive practices. The request for interim measures against Telenet has however been rejected by the competition prosecutor because in this case the damage to consumer welfare was not irreparable. On 7 June 2010, the Belgian Competition Council received a complaint and a request for interim measures from eight consumers. They were complaining about the fact that Telenet, one of Belgium's largest telecom companies, had rented one out of two available frequencies for terrestrial broadcasting via the so called DVB-T standard (Digital

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European Competition Network Brief, The College of Prosecutors of the Belgian Competition Council decides that consumers are competent to ask for interim measures but rejects their request (Telenet), 27 September 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 33545

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