SFR fined EUR10.7m for abusive pricing practices in Reunion, Mayotte

1 Dec 2015

France’s Competition Authority (Autorite de la Concurrence) has fined telecoms operator SFR and its subsidiary Societe Francaise du Radiotelephone (SFR) over abusive pricing practices in the French overseas territories of Reunion and Mayotte, where the company operates as SFR Reunion (formerly SRR) and SFR Mayotte, respectively. Following an investigation, the watchdog has imposed a fine of EUR10.7 million (USD11.3 million) on SFR, which has been found guilty of ‘price gouging’ in relation to the fees applied to on-net and off-net calls for business subscribers in Reunion (maintained for twelve years from 2000 to 2013) and Mayotte (six years, 2007-2013). TeleGeography notes that SFR has previously been fined EUR45.9 million for abusive pricing practices in the two overseas markets in June 2014.

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