Orange Romania hit with fine for abusing dominant position

9 Jan 2019

Orange Romania, the country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has been handed a fine of RON64.9 million (USD15.9 million) for abusing its dominant position between 2011 and 2015, reports Romania Insider. Romania’s Competition Council (CC) ruled that during those years Orange limited access to its own network for the customers of another network (Simplus Invest). The CC stated that Orange refused to allocate new short numbers to Simplus Invest and cancelled some of the existing short numbers, despite Orange claiming its actions were legitimate and that it actually put a stop to Simplus Invest’s alleged fraudulent operations.

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