Telecoms Won't Avoid Fines for Anticompetitive Practices

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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Confirmation has been given of the fine imposed on the operators Digicel, S. A. de C. V., Telefónica Móviles El Salvador, S. A. de C. V., Compañía de Telecomunicaciones de El Salvador, S. A. de C. V.(CTE, S. A. de C. V.), CTE Telecom Personal, S. A. de C. V. and Telemóvil El Salvador, S. A. de C. V., after rejection of the appeals submitted by each of them.

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Competition:

The Board of Directors of the Superintendency of Competition confirmed on Wednesday December 9 the ruling which sanctioned the five telephone operators for abuse of their dominant position.

The traders, Digicel, S. A. de C. V., Telefónica Móviles El Salvador, S. A. de C. V., Compañía de Telecomunicaciones de El Salvador, S. A. de C. V. (CTE, S. A. de C. V.), CTE Telecom Personal, S. A. de C. V. and Telemóvil El Salvador, S. A. de C. V. presented their appeals separately against the decision to sanction made by the Board of Directors of this Superintendency on October 14, 2015, which were admitted on 25 November 2015. The Governing Council decided on 9 December last year, within the period required by law, to ratify its decision finding no defect or valid argument that would change its meaning.



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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.

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.

El Salvador: Telecoms Companies Fined For Anticompetitive Practices

October 2015

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.

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Telecommunications:

SC sanctions telecoms companies for abusing dominant position:

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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