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GVH fines Tele2 Ft 50 mln for false advertising

The Competition Office (GVH) announced on Thursday it fined Swedish-owned telecom service provider Tele2 Ft 50 million for false advertising.

The GVH said Tele2 had made unfounded comparisons between its own services and that of other providers. Tele2 also said clients could call "free of charge" using the service, but failed to note the cost of the landline connection from another service provider necessary to make the calls.
The watchdog determined the size of the fine based on the number of customers affected by the advertising campaign.
In reaction to the ruling, Tele2 said it disputes both GVH's claim it used false advertising and the size of the fine. It will seek compensation in court, Tele2 said.