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Primetel Plc v Cyprus Telecommunications Authority and Forthnet Group SA and/or Multichoice Hellas SA, Final NCA decision, Decision 30/2020, OCL 315 (CY 2020), 20th July 2020, Cyprus; Commission for the Protection of Competition

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 March 2023

Whether an exclusivity agreement between a telecommunications authority and a provider of home entertainment and communications services for the exclusive distribution of content from a paid-TV service owned by the authority constituted a violation of Sections 3 and 6 of the Protection of Competition Laws of 2008 and 2014 (‘Law 13(I)/2008’).

Whether prices imposed by a telecommunications authority for a paid-TV service constituted predatory pricing in violation of Section 6(1)(a) of Law 13(I)/2008) and Article 102(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (‘TFEU’).

Whether a telecommunications authority’s practice of tying and bundling its services, namely, a retail paid-TV service, a retail broadband internet access service, and an internet connection service, constituted a violation of Section 6(1)(d) of Law 13(I)/2008 and Article 102(d) TFEU.

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