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MegaFon guilty of discriminatory practices says antimonopoly watchdog

Christian Fernsby |
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) found MegaFon, one of the largest mobile operators in Russia, responsible for discriminatory practices against private companies, according to the watchdog’s statement.

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According to the FAS, the mobile operator has therefore violated the competition protection law.

The watchdog has revealed that terms of contracts with private companies have been distinctly different from those with publicly owned organizations. The antimonopoly service has detected the discrepancy that may reach up to ten folds.

In January, the FAS found MegaFon guilty in three spam cases.

In the first case several other companies have been found guilty along with the mobile operator. They are: MegaFon subsidiary Megalabs, Territory of Fitness fitness-club chain, OSK company, Rapporto sms-agency, companies Zagruzka and Informer. In two other cases MegaFon has advertised its own services including attractive offers and lotteries.

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