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Italian anti-trust watchdog to probe Enel smart meter plans

Friday 11 December 2015 | 10:47 CET | News
Italy's anti-trust and competition regulator AGCM has announced the launch of an investigation into the installation of smart meters by utility giant Enel on the grounds that it may amount to an abuse of its dominant position. The utility is due to install 33 million smart meters over the next four years and is prepared to let telecommunications operators use the infrastructure to roll out a fibre-optic network. The anti-trust authority said its probe was in response to a complaint from another energy company that Enel's plans impeded competition in the smart metering sector.

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