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TIM, Wind Tre, Vodafone and Fastweb fined EUR 228 mln over 28-day billing collusion

Monday 3 February 2020 | 09:27 CET | News
Italy's antitrust and competition authority AGCM has fined the operators Telecom Italia (TIM), Wind Tre, Vodafone Italia and Fastweb a total of EUR 228 million following a probe into possible collusion over their controversial 28-day billing practices. The operators were accused of infringing competition rules by collectively agreeing to raise their prices after introducing 28-day billing in 2017, effectively resulting in a 13th monthly bill every year.

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Companies: Fastweb / Telecom Italia / TIM / Vodafone Italia / Wind Tre
Countries: Italy
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