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Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-39/2005: Magyar Telekom Nyrt.

Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-39/2005: Magyar Telekom Nyrt.

The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established in its decision that Magyar Telekom, an undertaking active in the telecommunications sector, infringed the provisions on the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position of the Hungarian Competition Act.

In the competition supervision proceedings the Competition Council of the GVH established that Magyar Telekom was technically hindering the process of consumers` switching from one internet provider to another, although there were no objective reasons (e.g. economic, technical) for it to do so.

The Competition Council of the GVH established the unlawfulness of Magyar Telekom`s behaviour, however, as Magyar Telekom ceased its its illegal behaviour already during the competition supervision proceedings, it did not impose a fine.

Budapest, 11 September, 2006

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