*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Conc. dec. no. 05-D-59 of November 7, 2005 relating to implementation practices by France Telecom in the broadband Internet sector France Télécom is ordered to pay €80 million for abuse of a dominant position on the wholesale market for high-speed internet access (ADSL). This sentence follows the pronouncement of precautionary measures (decree no. 00-MC-01 of February 18, 2000, confirmed by CA Paris, March 30, 2000, BOCCRF no. 4 of March 31, 2001) and a sentence of 20 million euros for failure to comply with the injunction (decree no. 04-D-18 of May 13, 2004, BOCCRF no. 4 of March 31, 2001).20 million, confirmed by CA Paris 11 January 2005, BOCCRF No. 6 of
CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - REFUSAL TO DEAL - ESSENTIAL FACILITY - TELECOM. SECTOR
Refusal to deal - Essential facility: The French Competition Council considers that the public operator has a special responsibility in the process towards new competition and may not hinder new technologies and services (France Telecom - Internet haut débit)
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