The European Commission (EC), on the December 08, 2015 sent two statements of objection to Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of cell phone chipsets, on exclusivity payments and predatory pricing.

The EC has informed Qualcomm of its preliminary conclusions that the company may have illegally paid a major customer for exclusively using its chipsets and sold chipsets below cost with the aim of forcing a competitor out of the market.

The EC is concerned that Qualcomm’s conduct may have pushed out competitors or prevented them from competing. This is on the grounds that the selectiveness with the significant producer would hurt rivalry by dispossessing a noteworthy business sector to contenders.