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BRIEF-Czech watchdog fines Vodafone, O2 Czech Republic CZK 99 mln for anti-competitive network connections
January 9, 2017 / 9:39 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Czech watchdog fines Vodafone, O2 Czech Republic CZK 99 mln for anti-competitive network connections

Jan 9 (Reuters) - O2 Czech Republic, Vodafone Group Plc

* Czech anti-monopoly office says fines Vodafone, O2 Czech Republic CZK 99 million for anti-competitive network connections

* Fine to be shared by the two firms

* Says firms illegally agreed since 2001 to connect their networks directly, without the alternative to engage third parties even if transit through third party was more favourable for customers

* Says banned the agreement

* Says first ruling on the issue was in 2003, this ruling follows court examination; says one party hads filed an appeal aginst this new ruling Further company coverage:

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