SOFIA Oct 18 Bulgaria's competition watchdog on
Tuesday fined Telenor's Bulgarian business 5.2 million
levs ($2.92 million) for misleading customers about its mobile
internet service network.
The Commission for Protection of Competition said Telenor
Bulgaria had told consumers over a period of 10 months from
November 2015 that they could upload and download mobile data
faster than the company's 4G LTE network was capable of.
The Commission said in a statement the company's website
said consumers could download and upload content at speeds which
did not match the achievable maximum speed of the processing
Telenor Bulgaria, which has 3.5 million subscribers in the
Balkan country, said it was disappointed with the ruling and
disagreed with the findings and the imposed sanction.
"We are currently reviewing in detail the decision of the
Commission and will comment further when this review is
completed," Telenor Bulgaria said in a statement.
($1 = 1.7802 leva)
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova. Editing by Jane Merriman)