Cloud leaders Amazon, Microsoft, Google face probe in UK

Britain’s Ofcom said it would conduct an investigation on competition in cloud services, a market dominated by Amazon.com, Microsoft and Google.
Q2 2022 Cloud market spendingAmazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud – together — have around 81 percent of cloud services revenue, Financial Times news report said.

Communications regulator Ofcom also said it would examine other digital markets over the next year, including messaging services such as WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom, and connected televisions and smart speakers.

Ofcom said if it concluded the cloud market was not working well it could recommendation policy changes, take enforcement action or ask the competition regulator to investigate.

It plans to publish a final report within 12 months.

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