Online Catalog   |   About Us   |   Contact Us    

Search Archives    
HomeTelecommunications ReportsTR DailyTR State NewswireCybersecurity Policy Report
View for Print
Table of Contents - July 18, 2018

EC Sets $5B Fine on Google for Android App Arrangements

The European Commission today fined Google LLC 4.34 billion euros (US$5.05 billion) for antitrust violations with respect to granting device manufacturers and wireless network operators access to Google's proprietary Android-based apps and services in exchange for pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome browser and barring device makers that pre-install Google apps from selling other devices with alternative versions of the Android operating system (OS).

It also directed Google to cease the activities cited in the decision within 90 days and "to refrain from any measure that has the same or an equivalent object or effect as these practices." Failure to ensure compliance could result in "non-compliance payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google's parent company. The Commission would have to determine such non-compliance in a separate decision, with any payment backdated to when the non-compliance started," the EC said.

Continued -- Subscribers Only
Non-subscribers -- Sign up for a FREE trial

Online Catalog | About Us | Permissions, Reprints & Licensing | Affiliate Program

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy