The Croatian Competition Authority annuls price-fixing agreements concluded between a mobile phone operator and its distributors (VIPnet)

VIPnet d.o.o. (VIPnet) is a Croatian mobile telecom operator established in 1998 by the Mobilkom Austria AG. VIPnet provides its services through a network of “partners” and “wholesalers”. “Partners” sell VIPnet's products and services directly to the final consumers on the VIPnet's account. “Wholesalers” sell VIPnet's products intended for further distribution to the third parties on their own account and thus bear respective financial risks. “Partners” are mainly used for offering to the final consumers the VIPnet's tariff plans and packages (postpaid), while the “wholesalers” were marketing prepaid products. In February 2006 one of the VIPnet's distributors, Iredal d.o.o. (Iredal) applied to the Croatian Competition Authority (Agencija za zastitu trzisnog natjecanja) (AZTN) requesting the

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Croatian Competition Authority annuls price-fixing agreements concluded between a mobile phone operator and its distributors (VIPnet), 30 December 2008, e-Competitions December 2008, Art. N° 26568

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