ESA and Norwegian competition body raid Telenor offices

5 Dec 2012

The offices of Norwegian telecoms giant Telenor have been raided by European and Norwegian competition authorities. It is understood that the raids have been conducted amid allegations that the company had abused its dominant position in the mobile sector in its home country, with the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and the Norwegian Competition Authority having reportedly initiated an investigation against both Telenor ASA and its domestic subsidiary, Telenor Norge. In a statement on its website Telenor confirmed the development, noting that the investigation ‘comprises mobile communication services at wholesale and retail level in Norway, including voice, SMS, MMS and data, as well as mobile services sold in bundles that include other products/services’. The Norwegian company said that it will cooperate with the authorities in carrying out the investigation, but said it had no further comments on the matter beyond that.

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