Dutch Agency Lowers Cartel Fines For T-Mobile, Others

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT) -- The Dutch competition watchdog on Thursday lowered fines for three cellphone service providers who were found to have engaged in anti-competitive behavior by exchanging pricing information.

The Netherlands Competition Authority, or NMa, said it had confirmed that the three largest cellphone operators in the Netherlands — Koninklijke KPN NV, T-Mobile International AG and Vodafone Group PLC — made cartel agreements in 2001 after company representatives met to discuss compensation for cellphone vendors.

KPN will be fined €7.93 million ($11.25 million), T-Mobile €4.6 million and Vodafone €3.71...
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