EU invites complaints over telecom competition

The European Commission wants telecommunication operators to speak up with their complaints about incumbent operators’ dominance of the telecommunication local loop, Competition Commissioner Mario Monti said Monday.

Monti invited companies to make formal complaints after having already received numerous informal comments from telecommunication operators, he said.

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, is already examining two suspected breaches of antitrust law by telecommunication operators. One case, opened last year, concerns French ISP (Internet service provider) Wanadoo, a subsidiary of France T