Conadecus threatens to take case to Supreme Court

21 May 2015

Chilean consumer advocacy group Corporacion Nacional de Consumidores y Usuarios (Conadecus) will take its legal challenge regarding the allocation of 700MHz spectrum to the nation’s supreme court if its current case before the Court of Defence of Free Competition (TDLC, Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia) is unsuccessful, TeleSemana writes. Conadecus is currently involved in litigation against cellcos Claro, Entel and Movistar, having accused the trio of spectrum hoarding for acquiring more than the 60MHz cap set by the Supreme Court in 2009. The consumer group also claims that the conditions of the auction of 700MHz frequencies – specifically those regarding investment, coverage requirements and rollout deadlines – were discriminatory and prevented smaller companies from competing.