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Russia's Big 3 Telecoms Told To Divulge Roaming Fees

Law360 (February 11, 2011, 5:01 PM EST) -- Russia's competition watchdog has ordered the country's three largest cell phone operators to notify consumers about changes in roaming services after finding that the companies' pricing practices violated antitrust laws.

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service announced Thursday that the trio, known as the Big Three, violated competition law by fixing and maintaining “monopolistically high” prices for roaming services, including voice services, services for transmitting text messages, and data transmission services.

The three companies — MTS OJSC, VympelCom OJSC and MegaFon OJSC — also provided improper information...
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