The Albanian Competition Authority asks to telecoms regulatory body and mobile operator for market adjustment without imposing fine and requiring commitments in a case of alleged abuse of dominance in the mobile telephony market (Vodafone Albania)

Market playing rules can be compared to those of a soccer match in the sense that every wrong interference from a player worries the opponent but the foul punishment depends on the referee (in the case of competition the Antitrust body). The referee can decide whether not to punish at all, give a yellow card or expel the player from the game with a red card. Foul could be that harsh as to expel the opponent from the match or worse take him off the possibility to ever play football again. (get him out of the market). A similar treatment is applied from the Competition Authorities especially to the abuse with the dominant position where the basic principle is Rule of Reason, in contrast to the cartels where the rule Per Se is implemented. In football history there are some cases, not

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Pajtim Melani, The Albanian Competition Authority asks to telecoms regulatory body and mobile operator for market adjustment without imposing fine and requiring commitments in a case of alleged abuse of dominance in the mobile telephony market (Vodafone Albania), 16 January 2014, e-Competitions Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 64921

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