Vodacom and MTN cleared of price fixing charges (S Africa)

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has reportedly cleared Vodacom and MTN of price-fixing, collusion and setting interconnect fees unfairly high. According to reports, this decision was made despite the Competition Commission finding that MTN and Vodacom had similar rates and admitting that it still had residual concerns about the companies’ high rates between 2004 and 2009. The Competition Commission’s manager for …

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Telstra loses legal battle to double wholesale access price

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Australia based telecom operator, Telstra has lost its five year long legal battle to almost double the rates it charges wholesale customers to access its copper network in city areas. Telstra’s latest appeal to raise wholesale fixed-line access rates in metropolitan areas from A$17 ($15.23) per month to A$30 has been rejected by Australian Competition Tribunal on Tuesday. Telstra …

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Telstra loses appeal to charge AUD30 wholesale access fee (Australia)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Telstra’s latest appeal to set an AUD30 (USD27.1) per month wholesale access charge has been rejected by the Australian Competition Tribunal. Attempt has been made by the telco for more than five years to win the right to charge the fee to wholesale customers who wish to use the company’s copper network to deliver telephony and internet services to …

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MTN accused of price discrimination against Cell C

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has referred a complaint from mobile operator Cell C accusing rival MTN of price discrimination to the Competition Tribunal. Cell C’s complaint is over the interconnection fees charged by MTN for calls from Cell C Community Service Telephones (CSTs). South African operators are required to roll out CST services for collective use in under-served areas and …

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