EU expands Slovak Telekom anti-trust probe to DT

20 Dec 2010

Dow Jones Newswires reports that the European Union’s highest antitrust authority, the European Commission, has widened an investigation into whether Slovak Telekom breached anti-monopoly rules to the telco’s parent, German heavyweight Deutsche Telekom (DT). In 2009 the commission began probing the incumbent Slovakian PSTN operator, which uses the T-Com brand, concerning alleged infringements mainly relating to broadband internet access services. In a statement, it confirmed that the inquiry had now been broadened to the parent group, saying: ‘The extension of the proceedings to Deutsche Telekom is to establish whether Deutsche Telekom may have been involved in one or more of the suspected infringements or may be held liable for one or more of them.’