The Polish Competition Authority fines the largest telecom operator a record fine of € 20 M for abusing its dominant position on the Internet access market (Telekomunikacja Polska)

On 20 December 2007 the President of the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) issued a decision imposing a fine of PLN 75 million (approximately EUR 20 million) on Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (TPSA), the incumbent telecom operator in Poland, for abusing its dominant position on the national market of providing access to Internet end-users connected to public telecommunication networks. The fine is the largest in the history of the OCCP. The abuse concerns discriminative degradation of the Internet Protocol (IP) traffic coming from domestic operators' networks to TPSA's network via foreign operators' networks, by TPSA reducing the quality of or preventing data transmission to the Internet end-users. Background In order to illustrate the character of TPSA's

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Aldona Kwapisz, The Polish Competition Authority fines the largest telecom operator a record fine of € 20 M for abusing its dominant position on the Internet access market (Telekomunikacja Polska), 20 December 2007, e-Competitions December 2007, Art. N° 15528

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