Friday, 28 July 2017

FTC accuses Qualcomm of anticompetitive tactics

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 18 January 17

Chip maker hits back, says U.S. watchdog's complaint is based on flawed legal theory and misconceptions about the mobile industry.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) late on Tuesday accused Qualcomm of using anticompetitive practices to protect its monopoly in the supply of mobile baseband processors, an accusation refuted by Qualcomm. The watchdog claims that Qualcomm operates a 'no licence, no chips' policy, under which it refuses to supply baseband processors unless handset makers agree to Qualcomm's preferred terms…

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) late on Tuesday accused Qualcomm of using anticompetitive practices to protect its monopoly in the supply of mobile baseband processors, an accusation refuted by Qualcomm. The watchdog claims that Qualcomm operates a 'no licence, no chips' policy, under which it refuses to supply baseband processors unless handset makers agree to Qualcomm's preferred terms…

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