The antitrust fines levied by the European Commission in 2017 and 2018 on Qualcomm and Google totalled €7.8bn, of which Google’s share was €6.8bn.
Leaving aside the interesting legal considerations involved in these cases (all appealed), they made the headlines because of the staggering size of the fines.
To put these record fines in context, Cullen International published an infographic showing the ten biggest antitrust fines imposed on ICT companies in Europe, how these are calculated, and providing some intriguing comparison points.
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20 November 18
New benchmark on the “electronic communications exclusion” for voice-based services in the PSD2
Our new benchmark looks at guidelines on the threshold calculation method used to exclude electronic communications services providers from being subject to the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in relation to voice-based services.
14 November 18
New benchmark on obligations/quotas to promote children's programmes in Europe
Our new benchmark shows if commercial broadcasters and public service broadcasters are subject to requirements on the promotion of programmes or channels aimed at children.
12 November 18
Our coverage of Central American and Caribbean countries is increasing with Cuba and Guatemala
Cullen International’s Americas Telecoms Country Profiles provide the key facts about the telecoms sector, including the main policy priorities, in 20 countries in the region - now also covering Cuba and Guatemala.