Cloud computing: the Autorité de la concurrence issues its market study on competition in the cloud sector* Background On 27 January 2022, the Autorité de la concurrence announced that it had started proceedings ex-officio to issue a market study on competition conditions in the cloud computing sector. The Autorité is today issuing its final opinion, after publishing an interim document in the summer of 2022 and consulting all the stakeholders. The cloud is one of the technological developments that is central to the digitisation of the economy. It is a source of productivity gains for companies and value creation for the economy. In this opinion, the Autorité focuses particularly on cloud layers relating to IT infrastructure (IaaS, « Infrastructure-as-a-Service ») and platform

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