Antitrust says opens intra-network roaming case against VimpelCom
MOSCOW, Mar 12 (PRIME) -- RussiaТs Federal Antimonopoly Service has opened a case against VimpelCom, one of the countryТs biggest mobile operators, after checking a report on abolition of intra-network roaming, the authority said on Monday in a statement.
УThe submitted report on cancellation of intra-network roaming does not correspond to the requirements described in the warnings. The price the operator offers for incoming and outgoing long-distance calls during trips across Russia is unreasonably high,Ф the statement read.
The service earlier opened cases against VimpelComТs competitors, MTS and MegaFon, for similar violations.
УSince the warnings have not been respected, the Federal Antimonopoly Service decided to open cases against the big three operators for violating the antitrust law. Upon consideration, if the violation is confirmed, the authority could issue a warning to pay the income received as a result of breaching the antimonopoly law to the budget,Ф Deputy Director Anatoly Golomolzin said.