Swiss Warns Telecom Co. Of Exclusionary Abuse Fine

Law360, New York (April 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the European Commission takes a closer look at corporate abuses of dominant market position, Swiss regulators have begun to take matters into their own hands.

On Monday, Swiss authorities threatened a telecommunications company with a steep $376 million fine, claiming it overcharged mobile phone customers who receive calls originating from other phone networks.

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has accused Swisscom AG of taking advantage of its dominant position in the Swiss mobile phone industry by forcing customers to pay for termination fees at extremely high rates....
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