The Belgian Competition Council dismisses request for interim measures against alleged margin squeeze from the telco incumbent on the market for telephone services provided at a fixed location for residential customers (Tele2 / Belgacom)

Relevant Facts Since January 2003 Tele2 (a Belgian subsidiary of the Swedish Tele2 AB) is active as a telecom operator on the Belgian fixed voice calls market. Tele2 however only owns a backbone network and consequently needs to use the local loop of Belgacom (the incumbent operator) in order to originate and terminate the phone calls. The consumer can choose Tele2 as its telephone company instead of Belgacom, which offers access the network, by using the techniques of carrier selection (i.e. dialing a carrier selection code on a call-by-call basis) and carrier pre-selection (i.e. the telephone is programmed to automatically dial the prefix for every call of the consumer). The consumer then receives two invoices: a subscription fee has to be paid to Belgacom, offering access to its

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

  • Leuven University

Quotation

Dieter Gillis, The Belgian Competition Council dismisses request for interim measures against alleged margin squeeze from the telco incumbent on the market for telephone services provided at a fixed location for residential customers (Tele2 / Belgacom), 1 September 2006, e-Competitions September 2006, Art. N° 12700

Visites 8953

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues