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Competition Policy - Ofcom to investigate tech giants’ dominance of cloud computing

Graham Watson

22nd September 2022

OFCOM are going to look into whether the market for cloud computing services is seeing the abuse of a dominant position by three tech giants, namely Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

Between them, they control around 80% of the market and there are concerns that this might mean higher prices than would otherwise exist and lower levels of innovation.

The Ofcom market investigation will cover:

  • The strength of competition in cloud services
  • The position Amazon, Google and Microsoft hold in the market
  • Anything that could limit innovation and growth for other companies entering the market

Check out the tweets and links below if you want to read a little further on this key issue.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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