PT to fight abuse fine

3 Aug 2007

Portugal Telecom (PT) has announced it will contest a EUR38 million (USD51.9 million) fine set by competition authority AdC for abuse of a dominant position in the telecoms markets. In a statement, PT said the fine is ‘unjust, inexplicable and disproportionate,’ noting that it was not informed until 2004 and 2005 of the complaints from its competitors TV Tel and Cabovisao lodged in 2003 that they were denied access to PT’s cable networks.