Slovak Telekom raided by EC officials

23 Jan 2009

The European Commission (EC) has carried out raids on Slovak Telekom’s offices to investigate allegations that the telco abused its dominant market position, reports Reuters. The EC carried out the raids from 13-15 January in cooperation with the Slovak competition authorities. It said in a statement that Telekom’s suspected anti-competitive transgressions may include ’refusal to supply, margin squeezing and tying, possibly as part of an overall strategy to exclude competitors from the market.’ A spokeswoman for Slovak Telekom said the firm was cooperating with the EU in the inquiry, which she said focused on the incumbent’s broadband Internet access services, IPTV-over-DSL as well as voice telephony.