SIGNIFICANT MARKET POWER

BY KEITH NUTHALL
DRAFT guidelines have been released by the European Commission, to help competition regulators decide when an Internet or telecommunications company is so large and powerful, it has to abide by special rules on the sharing of networks and on takeovers and mergers.

The proposed rules spelling out when a company is said to have achieved 'Significant Market Power' have been long awaited and they will be discussed with national regulatory and competition authorities within the EU and with industry representatives.

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