Supreme Administrative Court rejects TeliaSonera's appeal on 1 Mb universal service obligation

The Supreme Administrative Court has today rejected TeliaSonera's appeal on the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority's (FICORA) decision obliging the operator to offer internet access services of 1 Mbit/s as universal service* to consumer and corporate customers.

The Court stated that FICORA's consideration of the matter was not incorrect as implied by TeliaSonera, and the decision was not even otherwise unlawful on the grounds presented by the operator.

For the Supreme Administrative Court's press release and decision in full (in Finnish), go to the Court's website at www.kho.fi.

Further information:

Saara Punkka, Legal Counsel tel. +358 9 6966 390 or +358 40 719 7276, or
Päivi Peltola-Ojala, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 40 719 7039

*Universal services are basic communications services which must be available everywhere in Finland. The pricing of universal service subscriptions must be reasonable. Today, universal services consist of basic telephone services and an internet connection of 1 Mbit/s. The services may be provided to customers in fixed or mobile networks.


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