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Although the abuse has been discontinued, the Commission felt it important to adopt a decision because of the risk of the abuse being repeated.
The Commission considers that practices designed to capture strategic markets such as the high-speed Internet access market call for particular vigilance.
The level of losses required in order to compete with Wanadoo had a dissuasive effect on competitors.
Since the mass marketing of Wanadoo's ADSL services began only in March 2001, the Commission considers that the abuse started only on that date.
Wanadoo suffered substantial losses up to the end of 2002 as a result of this practice.
IP/03/1025 Brussels, 16 July 2003 The Commission has adopted a decision against Wanadoo Interactive, a subsidiary of France Télécom, for abuse of a dominant position in the form of predatory pricing in ADSL-based Internet access services for the general public.
The Commission found that, up to October 2002, the retail prices charged by Wanadoo were below cost.
Since then, the French high-speed Internet access market has been growing much more rapidly and in a more balanced way as far as the various competitors are concerned.