June 4

Orange, SFR hit by anti-competitive fines

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 DEC 2012 Related The top two French operators France Telecom-Orange and SFR have been fined a total of EUR183.1 million by the country’s regulator for anti-competitive practices.The fine has been levied due to the companies offering unlimited calls between subscribers on the same operator, which the competition authority said distorted competition and harmed number-three operator Bouygues Telecom.France Telecom-Orange was fined EUR117.4 million with Vivendi-owned SFR hit to the tune of EUR65.7 million. France Telecom earned a higher penalty as it was the sixth anti-competitive incident the group has been involved with in the past 15 years.The regulator found that with 17 percent of the market, Bouygues was unable to match the offers as its in-network calls were less frequent for customers. When the company responded with similar offers, it hurt its profitabilityBoth France Telecom and SFR said they plan to appeal the fines.The decision was the result of a complaint filed by Bouygues in October 2006 and relates to the period between 2005 and 2008. Altice strikes deal to buy French MVNO business Author Previous ArticleClearwire cool on Sprint bid; Softbank caps offer – reportNext ArticleNew study finds emergency response is hampered by lack of collaboration BouyguesFrance TelecomSFR Home Orange, SFR hit by anti-competitive fines Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more SFR to cut staff as part of digital push Tags Tim Ferguson Free Mobile keeps battling handset subsidieslast_img

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