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Vodafone claim against Qtel rejected in Qatar

Qatar's Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology has rejected a complaint by Vodafone Qatar accusing Qtel of pricing international calls at below costs, the Peninsula has reported. Vodafone Qatar said around 70% of its revenue comes from international calls and Qtel's pricing caused it to lose customers and revenues. However, an investigation by the regulator found no evidence that Qtel has engaged in any anti-competitive behaviour. "Qtel has not engaged in anti-competitive behaviour with respect to its pricing for international calls," ictQATAR said in a statement. "ictQATAR therefore rejected the claim of Vodafone and considers the matter closed."