A joint case management conference in respect of this case and Case 1238/3/3/15 took place on 18 June 2015. A ruling concerning matters considered at the case management conference was given on 29 June 2015. By an Order dated 17 July 2015, the Chairman made various directions concerning the future conduct of the cases; this Order was amended on 7 August 2015. On 17 July 2015 the Chairman also made an order establishing a single confidentiality ring for this case and for Case 1238/3/3/15.
A hearing in respect of the non-specified price control matters in Case 1238/3/3/15 took place on 9-16 December 2015. Judgment was given on 24 March 2016.
By order of 5 January 2016 specified price control matters were referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”). The CMA notified the parties and the Tribunal of its final determination in relation to the referred matters on 13 June 2016. A non-confidential version of the CMA’s final determination was published on 20 June 2016. The CMA found no error on the part of Ofcom.
On 5 July 2016 the Tribunal was informed that none of the parties wished to challenge the CMA’s determination under section 193(7) of the Communications Act 2003.
On 25 July 2016 the Tribunal issued a ruling disposing of the appeal in accordance with the CMA’s determination.