Britain to investigate cloud services dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Britain stated on Thursday it would investigate competition in cloud services, a market dominated by the hyperscalers Amazon , Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google, which together account for around 81 percent of revenue.

Communications regulator Ofcom also announced on Thursday it would investigate other digital markets over the next year. It is including messaging services such as WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom, and connected televisions and smart speakers.

It added that if it concluded the cloud market was not working well it could recommendation policy changes, take enforcement action or ask the competition regulator to investigate.

It plans to publish a final report within 12 months, it concluded.

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