District court upholds EUR 1.7mn fine on Vodafone Albania.

By bne IntelliNews July 27, 2011
The Tirana district court has confirmed an ALL 242.6mn (EUR 1.7mn) fine on Vodafone Albania for abusing its dominant market position in 2004 and 2005, Lajmifundit news agency reported. The fine was imposed by the Albanian Competition Authority. The decision of the antitrust body referred also to Vodafones single rival at that time, the Greek-owned Albanian Mobile Communications (AMC). It equaled to 2% of companies sale revenues for 2005. The two operators shared Albanian mobile market until March 2008, when the third wireless provider, Turkish-owned Eagle Mobile launched activities. In mid-2010 Albanias fourth GSM operator Plus Communication started operations.

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