Commission Drops Mobile Phone Antitrust Cases

Law360, New York (July 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has dropped infringement proceedings against several of the European Union's largest mobile phone operators on the grounds that a newly implemented set of regulations addresses the same issues raised in the antitrust proceedings.

The Commission said on Wednesday that it had ended cases filed against Vodafone UK, O2 UK, Vodafone Germany and T-Mobile Germnay over roaming tariffs imposed by the companies on other European mobile phone operators.

Regulators had alleged that between July 2004 and February 2005, the companies had charged other companies...
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