The Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia has recognized operator Tele2 guilty of violating the law “On protection of competition” during the event “open Season”, the press service of the Supervisory authority. In the framework of the campaign, the company offered subscribers “finding of dishonesty” in the work of other operators, to inform and to connect to Tele2.
“Experts came to the conclusion that the actions of the operator are, in fact, discredit other participants of the market and contribute to the formation of consumer impressions about their dishonesty. Also used in action expressions action “open Season” in General shape the image of the “honesty” of the operator Теlе2, incorrect in contrast to “dishonesty” of the other participants of the market of services of mobile communication”, – stated in the message.
During the campaign, Tele2 offered subscribers “finding of dishonesty” in the work of other operators, to inform and to connect to Tele2, is spoken in the message of FAS. Select operator from the drop-down list of communication operators (Beeline, MegaFon, MTS, Теlе2, different operator). Thus for the violations of the operators received any bonuses.
The basic competitors – MTS, MegaFon and VimpelCom – in January complained to the FAS, considering that the actions of Tele2 could damage their reputation. As a result, the Federal Antimonopoly service has banned the company again to launch the campaign website.
Tele2 faces a fine in the amount from 100 to 500 000 rubles, the final size to be determined after initiation of proceedings about an administrative offence.