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Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-68/2006: Magyar Telekom Nyrt.

Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-68/2006: Magyar Telekom Nyrt.

The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established in its decision, issued on 24 October 2006, that Magyar Telekom Nyrt., a Hungarian undertaking, owned by Deutsche Telekom, active in the telecommunications industry, infringed the provisions on the prohibition of unfair manipulation of consumer choice of the Hungarian Competition Act.

In the competition supervision proceedings the Competition Council of the GVH concluded that the advertisements of Magyar Telekom were unlawful because it informed consumers about the conditions of its mobile Internet packages in a way which could not be perceived by them (e.g. the advertisements contained the conditions of the Internet mobile package in practically illegiblly small letters).

The Competition Council of the GVH imposed a fine of HUF 10 million (approx. EUR 36.400) on Magyar Telekom Nyrt. for its unlawful behaviour.

Budapest, 25 October, 2006

Hungarian Competition Authority
Communication Group

Further information:
András Mihálovits
Hungarian Competition Authority
1054 Budapest, V., Alkotmány u.5.
1245 Budapest, 5. Pf. 1036
tel: +36-30 618-6618
e-mail:
http://www.gvh.hu

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