15 September 2006

EU - O2 airs grievances to Ombudsman

In the latest development in antitrust cases against mobile operators for alleged illegal price-rigging on the international roaming market, O2 has appealed to the European Ombudsman. In July 2004, the Commission sent 'statements of objection' to Vodafone and O2, accusing the two operators of using their dominant positions on the market for mobile telephony in Britain to charge operators from abroad exaggerated rates for passing on their customers' international calls. In its complaint to the Ombudsman, O2 accused the Commission of attempting "to conceal evidence on its file, which O2 is entitled to see and which supports O2?s defence".