UK Court Backs Antitrust Ruling Against British Telecom

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A U.K. appeals court on Friday dismissed British Telecommunications PLC's challenge of a U.K. Office of Communications finding that the company had abused its market dominance and charged unfair prices on partial private circuits purchased by other communications companies.

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales found Ofcom had correctly concluded that BT had been overcharging companies like Verizon U.K. Ltd. and Virgin Media Ltd. for partial private circuits, which allow the communications providers to extend the reach of their networks to customers by bridging...
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