Abertis Telecom fined for blocking DTT competition

Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 15-02-2012

The Spanish National Competition Commission (CNC) has imposed a fine of €13.755 million on Abertis Telecom for abuse of dominant position in the market for transport services distribution of DTT.
In April 2010, the Research Division of the disciplinary body initiated proceedings against Abertis, following a complaint by Astra for alleged abuse of dominant position which would be by preventing the entry of competitors into the market of transport services distribution DTT signal, according to Europa Press.
In May 2009, Abertis had already been sanctioned for competition by a fine of €22.65 million for anti-competitive conduct in the field of broadcasting services in digital terrestrial television signal (DTT) "from his undoubted "dominant position in this market.
The body chaired by Joaquin Garcia Bernaldo de Quiros said Abertis is obliged by regulation of the Commission's Telecommunications Market (CMT) to allow access to its network of sites, and broadcast centres for the provision of transport services and dissemination of DTT