BASE and Mobistar lodge EU antitrust complaint over Belgacom’s DSL access

2 Oct 2009

Belgian mobile network operators BASE and Mobistar have filed a joint complaint with the European antitrust regulators against incumbent Belgacom, Reuters reports. The petition, which was filed in April but has only recently been made public, alleges that Belgacom abused its dominant position in the country’s broadband sector. ‘Although Belgacom has offered us access to its ADSL2+ and VDSL2 networks, we feel that the conditions are not fulfilled to allow for sufficient competition,’ said a spokeswoman for Mobistar in reference to the matter. The state-owned former monopoly however has refuted the claims, noting: ‘They have access to our network. These are regulated prices which were approved by the Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT).’

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