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BEREC Opinion on Phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7 of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC: Case SE/2019/2216 Wholesale local access to fibre networks provided at a fixed location in Sweden

Document number: BoR (20) 03
Document date: 10.01.2020
Date of registration: 10.01.2020
Document type: Opinions
Author: BEREC

On 8 November 2019, the European Commission (Commission) registered a notification from the Swedish Regulatory Authority, Post-och telestyrelsen (PTS), concerning the market for wholesale local access to fibre networks provided at a fixed location in Sweden.
PTS defines the market for wholesale local access to fibre networks as a national market and designated Telia Company AB (Telia) as a significant market power (SMP) operator on that market.
On the market for wholesale local access to fibre networks PTS proposes to impose a set of obligations on Telia, including (i) access, (ii) non-discrimination, (iii) transparency, (iv) accounting separation and (v) price control.
On 6 December 2019 the Commission sent PTS a serious doubts letter, opening a Phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7 of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC. The Commission’s serious doubts concern the national geographic dimension of the market for wholesale local access to fibre networks.