EU Won't Back Off Telecom Antitrust Efforts: Kroes

Law360, New York (December 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Citing previous court successes involving France Telecom SA and Deutsche Telekom AG, European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes indicated that the regulator would not back down from its nearly $152 million fine of Telefonica SA that the Spanish telecom company appealed more than a year ago.

The commission will also look beyond pricing concerns to possible anti-competitive behavior related to infrastructure, including the new broadband networks now snaking their way across Europe, Kroes said Monday while speaking at a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of Spanish...
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