A six-month investigation by Poland's consumer protection agency has resulted in a charge of price fixing against the country's four leading mobile phone providers, which has stalled the launch of mobile TV services. The companies denied the charges.
According to the Warsaw Business Journal, the four could face fines totally 2.5 billion PLN, or 10% of 2009 revenues. The investigation looked into accusations the the companies (Orange (www.orange.pl), Era (www.era.pl), Plus (www.plus.pl), and Play (www.playmobile.pl) conspired against newcomer INFO-TV-FM (www.infotvfm.pl), which won the license to broadcast mobile TV in Poland. The roll-out of mobile TV has been unable to move forward because of their unwillingness to work with their new competitor, according to reports.