The EU Commission fines a manufacturer of baseband chipsets for abusing its dominant position by using loyalty rebates (Qualcomm)

On 24 January 2018 the EC fined Qualcomm EUR 997 million for hindering competition on the market for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) basebands chips, in breach of Article 102 TFEU. Baseband chipsets, which enable smartphones and tablets to connect to cellular networks, are used both for voice and data transmission. Basebands chipsets comply with the 4G LTE standard. Qualcomm entered into an agreement with its key

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)

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Philip Bentley, Jacques Buhart, Mai Muto, The EU Commission fines a manufacturer of baseband chipsets for abusing its dominant position by using loyalty rebates (Qualcomm), 24 January 2018, e-Competitions Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 89754

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