Phone Company Lashes Out At Commission

Law360, New York (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- British mobile phone operator O2 has fired off a complaint against the European Commission, claiming the antitrust regulator blocked O2 from accessing information that could help its defense in the E.C.’s ongoing probe into allegedly high roaming fees in the telecommunications industry.

The complaint could heighten tensions between the industry and the Commission, which has drafted legislation requiring mobile operators to reduce roaming fees.

An O2 spokesperson said the group has completely cooperated with the Commission for the entire seven-year investigation.

“However, we have become increasingly...
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