CCI to release study on telecom sector shortly
   Date :28-Dec-2020

Competition Commission of
THE Competition Commission of India (CCI) will shortly release its study on the telecom sector and one of the key trends that has emerged is the vertical integration between telcos and digital solution providers, including OTTs and e-commerce platforms. As Competition Commission of India continues to step up its vigil to curb possible unfair business practices, the regulator’s Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta opined that for the digital space, enforcement has to be complemented with non-enforcement tools such as market studies. Currently, the watchdog is studying mergers and acquisitions in the digital market, including those deals that might have escaped its scrutiny due to lower thresholds, and pharmaceutical sector.