UPDATE Orange and Vodafone won in court the suspension of the fines from the Competition Council paying a bail of about 19 million euro
The Competition Council announced on February 15 this year its decision to fine Orange and Vodafone by 63.1 million euro for abuse of dominant position following a complaint made in 2006 by Netmaster, an alternative telecom company. This is the biggest fine ever applied by the council. Competition Council President Bogdan Chiritoiu, contacted by HotNews.ro said that they will probably appeal the decision at the Higher Court of Justice. Each company paid 30% of the sanction but we are waiting for the final decision in the court, he said.