CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW – MAROCCO – TELECOMMUNICATIONS – ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION FINE

Marocco: The National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency of Marocco issues its first decision of sanction under the new competition law and heavily fine the incumbent operator (Maroc Telecom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision dated January 17, 2020, the Moroccan telecommunications regulatory authority, the ANRT, imposed a very substantial penalty of MAD3 billion and MAD300 million (approximately '310 million) on the incumbent operator Itissalat-Al-Magrib (hereinafter "Maroc Telecom") for having abused its dominant position by obstructing the unbundling of the local loop and ordered it, subject to a penalty payment, to take the necessary measures to put an end to the alleged practices and restore the competitive situation on the relevant market. This decision is important not only because it is the first decision handed down in Morocco regarding anti-competitive

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Michel Ponsard, Emilie Buhé, Marocco: The National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency of Marocco issues its first decision of sanction under the new competition law and heavily fine the incumbent operator (Maroc Telecom), 17 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94549, pp. 236-239

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