Abertis Telecom faces more competition charges

Abertis Telecom faces more competition charges

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The Spanish Competition Authority has started legal proceedings against domestic broadcasting agency Abertis Telecom over alleged abuse of dominant position in the distribution of TV signals.

The case was taken to the CNC Competition Commission by SES Astra Iberica which accuses Abertis of hindering competition in the market by refusing free access to RTVE’s terrestrial network to third parties.

This is not the first time Abertis Telecom has been criticised for controlling the market. Last year the company was fined with E22.6 million for abuse of dominant position in the DTT market. Last February, Abertis was also fined with E143,000 for not informing the authorities about the acquisition of Teledifusion.

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The Spanish Competition Authority has started legal proceedings against domestic broadcasting agency Abertis Telecom over alleged abuse of dominant position in the distribution of TV signals.

The case was taken to the CNC Competition Commission by SES Astra Iberica which accuses Abertis of hindering competition in the market by refusing free access to RTVE’s terrestrial network to third parties.

This is not the first time Abertis Telecom has been criticised for controlling the market. Last year the company was fined with E22.6 million for abuse of dominant position in the DTT market. Last February, Abertis was also fined with E143,000 for not informing the authorities about the acquisition of Teledifusion.

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