Italy Asked To Recalculate Telecom Access Fees

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT) -- The European Commission on Thursday asked Italy's telecommunications regulator to recalculate the prices that competitors will be charged to access the fixed-line network of former state-owned monopoly Telecom Italia SpA.

The European Union antitrust watchdog said in a letter that it agreed with the model that Autorita per le Garanzie Nelle Comunicazioni used, but believed the Italian regulator had not applied the model consistently to alternative operators.

The EC said the planned price increases for local loop unbundling and other services did not reflect the maintenance...
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