The Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority has provisionally found that two mobile network providers in Guernsey infringed Guernsey’s competition law by entering into an agreement that had the object of preventing competition within Guernsey.
Sure and JT colluded by sharing commercial information and agreeing secretly that JT would pull out of operating existing 4G and future 5G mobile networks in Guernsey, in return for Sure doing the same in Jersey.
This agreement to trade mobile network infrastructure would have given each of JT and Sure a far stronger position as mobile network providers in their home Island achieved not by fair and open competition but through a secret anti-competitive arrangement.
The GCRA has provisionally concluded that this collusion took place through a coordinated exchange of information between JT and Sure over more than a year.
The Parties will now be given a chance to make representations to the Authority before it reaches a final decision.