No Case Against Reliance Jio’s Free Offers, Competition Commission Says
By Team Legistify / 2017-06-13

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday rejected Bharti Airtel Ltd. ’s complaint alleging anti-competitive practices by Reliance Industries Ltd. and Reliance Jio infocomm Ltd., saying no case could be made out against the Mukesh Ambani -led firms.

The fair trade regulator also said that Bharti Airtel has made “contradictory submissions of the impugned free services” of Reliance Jio as being an outcome of leverage of dominant position by parent Reliance Industries as well as an outcome of alleged anti-competitive agreement between the two group firms.

Dismissing Bharti Airtel’s complaint, the CCI said in a 17-page order that the company has not given any plausible explanation as to how Jio’s free services was an outcome of unilateral conduct of Reliance Industries as well as an anti-competitive agreement between RIL and Reliance Jio.

The order assumes significance as the CCI has already ordered a detailed probe into the conduct of leading telecom operators, including that of Bharti Airtel, for allegedly forming a cartel against Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio’s conduct “has not been found as prima facie contravening the provisions of the (Competition) Act prohibiting unfair pricing, including predatory pricing,” the order said.

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