Romania’s anti-trust body fines NetCity Telecom

4 Feb 2020

Romania’s Competition Council has fined NetCity Telecom, the company that builds and operates a shared open access underground fibre-optic network in Bucharest, a total of RON2.18 million (USD504,000) for abuse of its dominant position. The investigation opened in April 2019 determined that between 2010 and 2019 NetCity failed to make its infrastructure available on a transparent and non-discriminatory basis to all telecom operators wishing to provide services in Bucharest. In a statement, Bogdan Chiritoiu, president of the Competition Council, said he hoped the case would serve was a warning to operators of similar networks in several other Romanian cities. At the end of June 2019, NetCity had built 1,520km of underground infrastructure and connected 20,300 buildings.

Romania, NetCity (Romania)