The Indian Competition Authority opens an investigation into a big tech company for abusing its dominance in the market of smart TV operating systems and market for related mobile apps (Google / Xiaomi / TCL)

In its order dated 22nd June 2021, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) directed an investigation against Google after being prima facie convinced of it abusing its dominance in the market of licensable smart TV device operating systems (OS) as well as the market for app store for Android smart TV OS in India. CCI also directed an examination of the appreciable adverse effects on competition arising out of the commercial agreements between Google and its licensees. The present investigation comes at a time when Google is at the receiving end of worldwide antitrust scrutiny and is under investigation for similar grounds in the market of android based smart phones in India. Background and Contentions Raised Mr. Kshitiz Arya and Mr. Purushottam Anand (Informants) filed an

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Shreya Kapoor, Rasmani Raghuwanshi, The Indian Competition Authority opens an investigation into a big tech company for abusing its dominance in the market of smart TV operating systems and market for related mobile apps (Google / Xiaomi / TCL), 22 June 2021, e-Competitions Indian Competition Law in the Digital Markets, Art. N° 101767

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