Nicaragua: Movistar Files Complaint

Telefonica Movistar filed a complaint to competent authorities for acts of unfair competition against competitor Claro.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The lawsuit was filed before the National Institute for Competition Promotion (Procompetencia).

Oliver Gomez, in his article in El Nuevo Diario, wrote about the complaint filed with Procompetencia, "Movistar has been subject to systematic attacks of deceptive nature by Claro, some attacks are derogatory and imitating some of their products, abusing its dominant market position.”

The document adds that the company "sees this as an opportunity for consumers and users of both companies to compare and judge where their best options are."

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