Antitrust regulator launches probe into TIM, Vodafone and Wind

3 Mar 2005

Italy’s antitrust regulator is to launch an inquiry into allegations that Telecom Italia Mobile, Vodafone and Wind have been preventing rival operators access to their mobile infrastructure. One of the main complainants, Tele2, has reportedly alleged it has been unable to buy wholesale mobile capacity from the three cellcos for resale purposes. The complaints also cover the access market and services to end users. Tele2 claims that the three dominant operators are charging rival operators fixed-to-mobile termination rates which are higher than those levied to their own customers.