amazon cloud services: UK to review cloud services dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Britain said it would investigate competition in cloud servicea market dominated by “hyperscalers” Amazon, Microsoft and the alphabet Googlewhich together account for approximately 81% of turnover.

Communications regulator Ofcom also said on Thursday it would look at other digital markets over the next year, including messaging services such as WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom, as well as connected TVs and smart speakers. .

He said that if he concluded the cloud market was not working well, it could recommend policy changes, take enforcement action, or ask the competition regulator to investigate.

It plans to publish a final report within 12 months, he said.

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