The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the complaint that agreements between a major IT company and a number of OEMs on the exclusive pre-installation of mobile apps on a mobile operating system infringed competition rules (Yandex / Google)

This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has rejected the complaint of a rival IT company, Yandex, that agreements of a major IT company, Google, with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on the exclusive pre-installation of its mobile apps on its mobile operating system amounted to a vertical restraint or an abuse of dominance. Background In its complaint, Yandex alleged that agreements between Google and some OEMs violated the Act on the Protection of Competition 1994 (the Act) in Turkey. Among them were mobile services distribution agreements, revenue-sharing agreements, Android compliance programmes and anti-fragmentation agreements. The complainant argued that those agreements amounted to both a restriction of

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the complaint that agreements between a major IT company and a number of OEMs on the exclusive pre-installation of mobile apps on a mobile operating system infringed competition rules (Yandex / Google), 28 December 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2015, Art. N° 79921

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