TIM will challenge regulator’s EUR4.8m fine

20 Mar 2018

Telecom Italia (TIM) will appeal a EUR4.8 million (USD5.9 million) fine handed out by Italy’s competition watchdog Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM). The regulator imposed the fine after finding the telco guilty of misleading consumers with its fibre broadband advertising. The AGCM said TIM failed to clarify that users would have to pay extra to access the highest available download speeds of 1Gbps and it was not clear on the characteristics and geographical reach of its fibre services. In a statement TIM labelled the regulator’s decision as ‘groundless’, adding that it was ‘harmful and detrimental’ to its image and interests.

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