Tiscali unhappy at court's decision on dial-up fees

17 Feb 2006

Tiscali’s Czech unit has dismissed recent court rulings on dial-up internet access fees in the Republic and vowed to continue its legal battle with incumbent Cesky Telecom. Tiscali views the two rulings as contradictory and maintains that Cesky owes it a much higher amount. The dispute between the two centres on the interconnection fees Cesky pays to alternative operators such as Tiscali. The Czech Telecom Office ruled that the former monopoly owed Tiscali CZK23 million (USD963,000) in fees for the period April-September 2005, but the Italian owned company argues in favour of a second ruling, which awarded it CZK66 million. Tiscali plans to seek a court order mandating the second, higher amount, and is also seeking a fine against Cesky for alleged abuse of its dominant market position.

Czech Republic, O2 Czech Republic (incl. CETIN)