Australia: Telstra slammed for dominance abuse

Telco giant Telstra has been targeted for abusing its market dominance by rival Macquarie Telcom, reports say.

Macquarie filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against Telstra, arguing that the company has abused its market power to force sub-standard service on its customers. Specifically, the complaint says, Telstra limits consumer choice of wireless providers in geographical areas of the market in which it is dominant.

Further, Macquarie says the firm refuses to offer wholesale services in areas in which it holds a monopoly.

According to Macquarie, Telstra’s behavior has limited services Macquarie offers to its own customers.

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