Court rules against Telefónica O2 CR in battle with CTU over network access

1 Mar 2007

According to a report in the Prague Daily Monitor, the European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the telecoms regulator, the Czech Telecoms Office (CTU), saying it was right to order dominant phone operator Telefónica O2 CR (formerly Cesky Telecom) to open its lines to its rival Czech On Line (Volný), enabllng the latter to provide fast ADSL internet connections. Damaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, advocate general at the European Court, said Telefónica O2 CR should have opened up its networks to Czech On Line in early May 2004, after the Czech Republic joined the EU.

The Czech incumbent filed a lawsuit against the CTU because it maintained that the regulator had violated several European directives in the matter, but Colomer dismissed its appeal, saying the directives had not been projected in the Czech law at that time.



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