El Salvador: Telecoms Companies Fined For Anticompetitive Practices

Digicel, Telefonica Moviles El Salvador, CTE, CTE Telecom Personal and Telemóvil El Salvador were fined $2.2 million for abusing their dominant position to impede the entry of new competitors.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Telecommunications:

SC sanctions telecoms companies for abusing dominant position:

The Board of Directors of the Superintendency of Competition resolved to sanction five telephony operators proven to have each committed abuse of their dominant position typified in Article 30, letter a) of the Competition Act. The investigation, which was based on a complaint filed on October 24, 2013 by Platinum Enterprises, SA de CV, concluded that each of the defendants abused their dominant position by hindering the entry of new competitors or expansion of existing ones in the market for intermediate services for incoming international traffic for call termination on their own networks.



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September 2019

The sanction was imposed following a complaint made "by TVC Network, S.A. de C.V., against Digicel, S.A. de C.V., for a possible abusive dominant position."

The complainant stated that this economic agent was creating barriers to the entry of competitors or the expansion of existing ones in the market for the termination of national and international calls, informed the authorities of the country.

Telecoms Won't Avoid Fines for Anticompetitive Practices

December 2015

In El Salvador appeals filed by the five operators have been rejected and the $2.2 million fine imposed for abuse of their dominant position has been upheld.

Confirmation has been given of the fine imposed on the operators Digicel, S. A. de C. V., Telefónica Móviles El Salvador, S.

El Salvador: Telecoms Incur Fines for Anticompetitive Practices

November 2015

Digicel, Telefonica Moviles El Salvador, CTE, CTE Telecom Personal and Telemóvil El Salvador filed appeals against the $2.2 million fine imposed on them for abuse of their dominant positions.

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Competition:

The five telephone operators punished for abusing their dominant position submitted an appeal to the Board of Directors of the Superintendency of Competition on 4 November.

Telephone Companies Fined for Anti-Competitive Practices

January 2012

The Superintendency for Competition in El Salvador has sanctioned four telephone companies for agreeing jointly to a single fee for the provision of one of their services.

The Board (CD) of the Superintendencia de Competencia (SC) fined Telemóvil, Telefonica, Digicel and Intelfon a total of $1,215,497.94 for agreeing to jointly fix the rate of $ 0.21 plus VAT per minute for calls from the traditional local phone network to a mobile phone.

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