Supreme Administrative Court overturned FICORA’s decisions about obligated maximum prices

The Supreme Administrative Court gave 27.10.2014 three decisions with the same contents to appeals made by three telecommunications companies. In the decisions the court overturned the decisions of Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) from the parts where telecommunications companies were obliged to follow regulated maximum prices in wholesale prices of broadband connections.

The Supreme Administrative Court found that FICORA had not pointed out that the obligation to follow maximum prices was necessary within the meaning of Communications Market Act. The court stated that there was no justification for obligated maximum prices in optical fibre connections also because milder regulation was not tried first.

Attorneys Vesa Silaskivi and Maarika Joutsimo from Hammarström Puhakka Partners assisted TeliaSonera Finland Oyj in the appeal to  the Supreme Administrative Court.

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