Following three complaints, the Competition Authority initiated an investigation into the mobile phone market in connection with alleged coordinated practices and potential abuse of the dominant position of the market players. It had been alleged that three telecommunications operators had coordinated a change in standard pre-paid packages between March 27 2017 and April 4 2017.

According to the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority, pre-paid customers account for approximately 90% of all mobile phone customers. There are three major mobile phone operators on the Albanian market – all three jointly hold approximately 95% of the retail market for cellular services.

In order to investigate whether there were signs of competition restriction, the authority initiated a detailed investigation.

For further information on this topic please contact Srdjana Petronijevic at Moravcevic Vojnovic i Partneri in cooperation with Schoenherr by telephone (+381 11 320 26 00) or email (s.petronijevic@schoenherr.rs). The Moravcevic Vojnovic i Partneri website can be accessed at www.schoenherr.rs.

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