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Norway: Telenor Norge challenges US$91M fine

 |  January 6, 2019

Mobile operator Telenor Norge is reportedly challenging a $91 million fine for abusing its dominant position in the Norway mobile market by hamstringing the development of a new national mobile network.

On December 20, Telenor filed a comprehensive complaint against the Competition Authority’s decision because we believe the pricing model in the agreement is legal, says Communications Manager Anders Krokan in Telenor to Finansavisen.

In June, the Norwegian Competition Authority concluded that Telenor placed obstacles in the way of the development of a third mobile network in Norway. The fee of NOK 788 million is the highest fee the audit has ever given. Telenor has always disagreed with the decision.

Krokan says that he hopes the Competition Appeals Board will thoroughly review the complaint and the company’s statements.

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