Xinhua Beijing on May 20 Electric Commerce Department recently released the No. 25 Announcement of 2012, decided to attach restrictive conditions to the approval of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobile, Google shall perform the basis of free and open license Andrews platform and other obligations.
said announcement, September 30, 2011, the Commerce Department to receive Google’s acquisition of Motorola’s mobile operators concentrated declaration. After preliminary examination, the Commerce Department that this may have focused on the mobile terminal operating system market to exclude or restrict competition. This case to enter further review of the extended phase. March 20, 2012, by the notifying parties agreed that the Commerce Department decided to extend further review period.
announcement pointed out that “anti-monopoly law and the relevant provisions, the Commerce Department centrally involved in the related market conditions, Andrews free, open source, Google is fair treatment of terminal manufacturer, Motorola Mobile patent licensing, market access were reviewed, comprehensive assessment of the focus on market competition and other aspects.
Upon review, the Commerce Department that Google’s acquisition of Motorola’s mobile to eliminate or restrict the competitive effects. According to the commitments made by Google to the Commerce Department, Commerce Department decided to additional restrictive conditions on the approval of this focus. Google should fulfill the following obligations:
the – Google will license Andrews platform on the basis of free and open, consistent with current business practices.
The id=”content”> – Google should be in Andrews platform to non-discriminatory treatment of all the original equipment manufacturer.
– according to the Commerce Department “Interim Provisions on the implementation of the operators to focus on the assets or obligations stripping” (Ministry of Commerce Announcement No. 41 of 2010), Google commissioned the independent monitoring trustee to Google monitor the situation to fulfill that obligation.
announcement clearly, on its compliance with these obligations to the Ministry of Commerce and the supervision of the trustee report from the Commerce Department decided to publish the date five years, Google should be every six months. After the expiration of five years, the Commerce Department can continue to assess the status of the mobile terminal operating system market, and shall make a decision based on the assessment status.
Commerce Department has the right to fulfill these obligations through the supervision of the trustee or the self-supervision and inspection of Google. Google is not the proper discharge of these obligations, the Commerce Department has the right to handle it in accordance with the relevant provisions of the antitrust laws.
Finance Channel _ Xinhua