Feeds

T-Mobile in court over Truphone call blocks

Monday judgement expected on injunction request

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Truphone got its hour in court yesterday, though judgement in the case - the VoIP operator has applied for an interim injunction to stop T-Mobile blocking its customers from dialling Truphone numbers - is not expected until Monday morning.

The suit alleges (pdf) that even though Truphone has been issued a range of mobile numbers (in the 079788 range), T-Mobile is abusing a position of market dominance - its control over its own network - and indulging in anti-competitive behaviour by refusing to connect calls to Truphone subscribers.

In its response (pdf), T-Mobile contends that there is no refusal to supply or purchase, merely a commercial dispute over the terms involved, and that therefore the whole thing is outside the court's remit.

However, Truphone claims that T-Mobile took the decision to block its numbers as a matter of policy, not finance. It points out that while T-Mobile argues that it has not refused to connect outright, but merely refused to pay the "excessive" interconnection fees demanded by Truphone, the other UK mobile network operators have all agreed to interconnect at Truphone's rates.

The case, in the Chancery Division of the High Court, was heard by a judge at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...
Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.