The Brussels Court of Appeal annuls the Belgian Competition Authority’s interim decision on the telecom incumbent’s bundled tariffs (Tele2)

Background information Belgacom used to be the autonomous public-sector company that ruled the government monopoly in telecommunications. This was the case until 1994, when the company changed into a “société anonyme”, and the liberalization of the telecom sector was initiated (which was fully attained in 1998). However, Belgacom still exploits the historic and vast network for fixed telephony, and remains to this day the only company that disposes of a network covering the whole national territory and able to reach every national end-user. The company is active on the retail- as well as the wholesale markets, and thus grants access to her network to other providers of telecom services as well as to end-users. On June 1st, 2005 Belgacom launched its “Happy Time” (fixed) telephony

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Tim Van Emelen, The Brussels Court of Appeal annuls the Belgian Competition Authority’s interim decision on the telecom incumbent’s bundled tariffs (Tele2), 18 December 2007, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 15915

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