Czech Republic: Vodafone attacks rivals’ network sharing deal

Vodafone’s wireless operations in the Czech Republic have reportedly filed an antitrust complaint regarding a network sharing deal inked between two of its largest rivals.

Reports say Vodafone is fighting against Telefonica O2 and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE agreement, struck last month that will allow Telefonica O2 and T-Mobile to have access to each other’s networks across the nation by the end of the year, except in Prague and Brno.

Vodafone decried the partnership that left the company to develop its own 4G network alone. The company has now filed a complaint with regulators accusing the network sharing agreement of harming competition; reports say Vodafone plans to bring the matter to the attention of the European Commission if state-level regulators do not take action.

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