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South Africa's Competition Commission launches abuse of dominance investigation against Vodacom​‍​


Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 09:00am EDT 

Oct 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's Competition Commission: :LAUNCHES ABUSE OF DOMINANCE INVESTIGATION AGAINST VODACOM​‍​.COMMISSION HAS INFORMATION THAT THERE ARE 20 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WHICH WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THE NEW VODACOM CONTRACT.HAS REASONABLE GROUNDS TO SUSPECT EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT MAY CONSTITUTE EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE OF DOMINANCE BY VODACOM.INITIATED INVESTIGATION AFTER CO SECURED EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT WITH NATIONAL TREASURY TO BE PROVIDER OF MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES TO GOVT‍‍​.COMMISSION IS OF THE VIEW THAT THE CONTRACT WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MARKET SHARE FOR OTHER NETWORK OPERATORS.