MOSCOW, February 1 (RAPSI) – The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is to inspect the reports of mobile operators on compliance with the agency’s order to remedy roaming violations within 10 days, a watchdog’s statement reads on Thursday.
According to FAS, the check is to cover such top mobile operators as MTS, MegaFon, and VimpelCom (Beeline brand). In case the reports presented by the companies show no progress as to compliance with the agency’s requirements, the watchdog is ready to launch against these operators cases over violation of antimonopoly legislation, the statement says.
On July 14, 2017, the watchdog issued warnings to these companies and T2 Mobile (Tele2 brand).
FAS announced that their actions may have violated the competition law by setting different prices for mobile phone service in customer’s home region and in roaming on the territory of Russia.
In late July of 2017, the watchdog opened antimonopoly cases against the companies over alleged violation of competition legislation.
At that time, all four mobile operators expressed readiness to enforce the warning.
According to the watchdog, the order execution will let to form an integrated telecommunication space and respect the rights of all subscribers in Russia.