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Italy: Antitrust Authority fines carriers for service abuses

 |  January 25, 2015

Italy’s Antitrust Authority announced on friday that it would impose substantial fines to four major telecommunication providers for abusive practices in connection with the sale of premium services.

Italy’s Antitrust Authority said that they had received many complaints from customers in the course of 2014, who had been charged for premium services they had not requested. In addition to paying for unsolicited games, videos and music, customers were also not given information on how to block or unsubscribe from the services.

The authority imposed fines of $2 million on Telecom Italia and H3G and lesser fines of $1 million on Wind Telecomunicazioni and Vodafone Omnitel.

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