The operations of companies in the telecommunications markets, as in the case of many other network industries, are strictly regulated. Business practice and procedures must be in line with the Competition and Consumer Act as well as with the Telecommunications Law.
UOKiK often inspects regulations and contract templates offered by telecommunications service providers to customers. UOKiK also assesses the fairness of commercial communications of such entities with customers and the market.
In view of the often high level of concentration in telecommunications markets, companies intending to carry out a merger, make an acquisition or another type of transactions subject to pre-notification must be ready to provide particularly convincing arguments in their notifications of a proposed concentration to UOKiK or the European Commission.
Companies that may have market power should expect extensive evaluations concerning whether they abused their market dominance. On several occasions, the President of UOKiK imposed penalties on the national monopolist in the landline telephony market as well as companies with market power in the cable television market.
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