KT TERMINATED INVESTIGATION ON THE SHORT NUMBER 118 ORDER OF USE
Having received UAB Infomedia complaint, the Competition Council (Konkurencijos taryba, KT) launched an investigation on the short number 118 order of use, when providing commercial information, compliance with the requirements of Article 4 of the Law on Competition. The KT sought to evaluate whether the short number 118 order of use established by the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT) does not create more favourable competition conditions for TEO LT, AB and UAB Lintel when providing information by the means of the aforementioned short number.
In the course of the investigation the KT determined that the RRT decisions regulating the short number 118 order of use do not create dissimilar competition conditions for the undertakings able to provide information by the means of short numbers, therefore, there is no ground for the assertion that the decisions concerned fail to comply with the requirements of Article 4 of the Law on Competition. Having regard to the aforementioned circumstances, on 21 August 2013 the KT terminated the investigation.
(1) When carrying out the assigned tasks related to the regulation of economic activity within the Republic of Lithuania, entities of public administration must ensure freedom of fair competition (Law on Competition, Article 4(1))
(2) Entities of public administration are prohibited from adopting legal acts or other decisions which grant privileges to or discriminate against any individual undertakings or their groups and which give rise to or may give rise to differences in the conditions of competition for undertakings competing in the relevant market, except where the difference in the conditions of competition cannot be avoided when the requirements of the laws of the Republic of Lithuania are complied with. (Law on Competition, Article 4(2))
Communication DivisionCompetition Council Spokesperson