Tuesday, February 20

The National Court reduces a competition sanction to Telefónica from six million to 50,000 euros

The National Court has lowered from six million euros to 50,000 euros a sanction imposed by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) on Telefónica in 2019 for delays in repairing faults in the lines that the operator must lend to others operators due to their dominant status.

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The operator appealed the sanction and the National Court has reduced the issue to a “minor” infraction, considering that Telefónica had breached “some obligations” and not all of those of the mandate on this service, with which a sanction for very infraction could not be applied. serious, according to has advanced ‘The Information’ this Monday and has confirmed Europa Press.

The CNMC underlined in its sanction that Telefónica gave priority to repairs in its own retail service with respect to the NEBA wholesale lines of Vodafone and Orange.

Likewise, it also detected “discriminatory practices” in the quality conditions of the circuits provided between 2017 and 2018 both at the national level and in the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Pontevedra.

The Contentious Chamber of the National Court that has lowered the fine is chaired by Fernando Luis Ruiz Piñeiro. The sentence can be appealed before the Supreme Court.