Until recently, it was a big deal to change computer operating systems or programs. A broadband high bandwidth connection was required. When companies bundled software, consumers found it almost impossible to avoid. Trustbusters naturally cracked down, focusing their efforts on Microsoft Windows.
Today, it just takes a regular mobile connection to download or delete apps. With a couple of taps of a finger, one may get rid of a service and try out a new one. New research by renowned King’s College law professor Renato Nazzini explores the impact of this technological shift in competition law, arguing that old antitrust theories around “bundling” are outdated.
CEPS is proud to host London-based Professor Nazzini at its next Digital Forum event, to be held on 31 May, 2017. We will use the opportunity to explore the market dynamics and competition in the smartphone era, with a particular focus on the state of Europe’s mobile ecosystem. The impact of different mobile business models – Apple’s vertically integrated to Google Android’s open source, will be examined, with an attempt to understanding their impact on consumers, competition, and innovation.
Registration from 10.00 – Meeting from 10:30 to 12:30.
A sandwich lunch will be served after the event.
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.