Italy Investigates IPhone Price-Fixing: Report

Law360, New York (July 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Italy's antitrust authority is reportedly investigating whether Telecom Italia and Vodafone Group Plc have engaged in price-fixing in their exclusive marketing of the third-generation iPhone there.

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato has opened a preliminary investigation into whether TIM and Vodafone have abused a dominant market position in their pricing of the iPhone, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

The AGCM could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.

Complaints by Italian consumer advocacy groups, including Movimento Difesa del Cittadino, that iPhone pricing...
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