Qualcomm Apple offered discounts in exchange for exclusive contracts
Recently, the company Qualcomm has increasingly become the object of attention for various antitrust authorities of certain countries. According to the source, the Federal trade Commission (Federal Trade Commission, FTC) filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing it of anti-competitive behavior.
To be precise, the FTC believes that Qualcomm illegally received orders from Apple for the past five years (2011 to 2016). Qualcomm offered kupitisha giant discounts on license fees instead of Apple’s committed to use only solutions Qualcomm. In this case the modems connection.
In addition, Qualcomm is accused that threatened some companies ‘ refusal to supply its products if they would not pay for licenses at inflated prices.
Qualcomm announced that it intends to appeal the FTC lawsuit, which, according to the manufacturer, based on erroneous legal theory and aims to promote the interests and increase the influence of mobile phone manufacturers.