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Brussels criticises Slovak Telekom and its parent company

The European Commission has announced that it has sent objections to Slovak Telekom, as well as its parent company Deutsche Telekom AG, pertaining to their actions towards several wholesale broadband markets in Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported.

The European Commission has announced that it has sent objections to Slovak Telekom, as well as its parent company Deutsche Telekom AG, pertaining to their actions towards several wholesale broadband markets in Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported.

The executive branch of the European Union has concluded, albeit on a preliminary basis, that Slovak Telekom “has breached Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) that prohibits the abuse of a dominant market position”.

“At this stage, the Commission takes the view that Slovak Telekom may have refused to supply unbundled access to its local loops and wholesale services to competitors, and may have imposed a margin squeeze on alternative operators by charging unfair wholesale prices, in breach of EU antitrust rules,” reads the EC press release. “Deutsche Telekom may be liable for the conduct of its subsidiary.”

The companies are expected to respond to the statement of objections within three months, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

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