Table: Are The Phone Companies Blocking Newcomers?
TELEFONICA A Spanish court fined Telefonica $1 million for DE ESPANA refusing to grant phone line access to Sweden's 3C Communications. Telefonica is appealing. DEUTSCHE German antitrust authorities ruled that Telekom TELEKOM abused its position by using $1.5 billion in monopoly profits to subsidize its data packet- switching business. Telekom denies it. TELECOM An Italian appeals court ruled Telecom Italia ITALIA illegally refused to lease phone lines to Telsystem for private network services. DATA: BUSINESS WEEK
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