Companies filed complaints against Qualcomm
October 28, 2005, 15:00
HELSINKI, Finland. - Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Texas Instruments have each filed Complaints to the European Commission requesting that it investigate and stop Qualcomm’s anti-competitive conduct in the licensing of essential patents for 3G mobile technology.
The companies state that Qualcomm is violating EU competition law and failing to meet the commitments it made to international standard bodies around the world that it would license its technology on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
The companies believe that Qualcomm’s anti-competitive behaviour has harmful effects for the mobile telecommunications sector in Europe and globally.