CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EEA – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – TELECOMMUNICATIONS – MARGIN SQUEEZE

Exclusionary abuse: The European Free Trade Association’s Surveillance Authority sanctions the incumbent operator in the Norwegian telecommunications sector for a strategy of price squeeze in the field of stand-alone mobile broadband services (Telenor)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 29 June 2020, the EFTA Surveillance Authority fined the Norwegian telecoms incumbent operator almost € 112 million for implementing a margin squeeze strategy against its competitors in the downstream market for stand-alone broadband services. Telenor is vertically integrated and as such provides mobile telecommunications services on both wholesale and retail markets. Competitors in the retail market are obliged to access its wholesale offer to provide their own customers with mobile services (via PC cards, USB modems or SIMdongles). Through the pricing of (indispensable)

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary abuse: The European Free Trade Association’s Surveillance Authority sanctions the incumbent operator in the Norwegian telecommunications sector for a strategy of price squeeze in the field of stand-alone mobile broadband services (Telenor), 29 June 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97559, pp. 132-133

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