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India: Samsung escapes monopoly claims

 |  December 15, 2014

Samsung is now in the clear of the Competition Commission of India since the regulator dismissed allegations of anticompetitive and monopolistic behavior by the smartphone maker.

Reports say the compliant, whose filer was not revealed, accused Samsung of abusing its market power and restricting the sale and supply of various mobile device parts, tools and technical information. Further, allegations claimed Samsung fixed spare parts prices and maintenance services fees.

But the CCI found no evidence to back up the claims, reports say; in dismissing the matter, authorities noted that the dispute was between a consumer and its service provider, and not a matter for competition regulators. “The Commission is of the opinion that it does not involve any issue relating to competition which attracts the provisions of the Act,” the CCI said in a statement.

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