CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION - DAMAGE TO THE ECONOMY

Exchange of information : The French Competition Council inflicts a 534 millions euros fine to the mobile telephony operators (Orange France, SFR, Bouygues Télécom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts An investigation carried out following a self-referral by the French Competition Council on August 28, 2001, and a referral by the UFC-Que Choisir on February 22, 2002, revealed that the three French mobile telephone operators (Orange France, SFR, and Bouygues Télécom) have exchanged strategic information between 1997 and 2003, and agreed to stabilise their market shares between 2000 and 2002. In its decision of November 30, 2005, the French Competition Council severely sanctioned operators for anti-competitive agreements by imposing a fine of 534 million euros. Decision "The agreement concluded in 1997 between the operators to exchange the denounced

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Exchange of information : The French Competition Council inflicts a 534 millions euros fine to the mobile telephony operators (Orange France, SFR, Bouygues Télécom), 30 November 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 27304, www.concurrences.com

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