The EU Commission fines a chipmaker company €242 million for predatory pricing in the market of 3G baseband chipsets (Qualcomm)

On 18 July 2019, the European Commission (“EC”) fined Qualcomm for abusing its market dominance by selling 3G baseband chipsets below cost, to force its competitor Icera out of the market. The EC found that Qualcomm sold three of its UMTS (a 3G standard) chipsets at predatory levels between mid-2009 and mid-2011, being dominant in the global market for UMTS chipsets in the relevant period. Qualcomm sold these chipsets, which are used in smartphones and

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

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Maurits Dolmans, Wanjie Lin, The EU Commission fines a chipmaker company €242 million for predatory pricing in the market of 3G baseband chipsets (Qualcomm), 18 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2019, Art. N° 91194

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