EU to investigate Nokia plans to buy Navteq
Date: Friday, March 28 @ 19:25:05 UTC
Back in October of 2007 we reported Nokia's plans to purchase Navteq. At the time this was widely perceived to be bad for the consumer and now it would appear the European Commission may agree.
The European Commission have just announced they are to launch an investigation into Finnish company Nokia's plans to purchase Navteq citing "serious doubts with regards to vertical market concerns".
They further added "the Commission has identified serious doubts about the compatibility with the Common Market of the acquisition by Nokia of Navteq because it might, in the light of the duopoly market for navigable digital maps and Nokia's strong position on the market for mobile handsets, lead to a significant impediment of competition within the EEA"
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