Canada’s Competition Bureau Asks Wireless Carriers For iPhone Sales Records
On Monday, Canada’s Competition Bureau filed an application with the Federal Court asking for data from wireless carriers including Rogers, Bell, and Telus.
The Competition Bureau is asking the Canadian carriers to hand over iPhone sales records as a part of a bureau probe of alleged anti-competitive practices in Apple Canada sales contracts with the wireless carriers. The bureau has asked the carriers for the information because they are dissatisfied with the information Apple Canada has disclosed.
Last December, the court granted a bureau request for an order under the Competition Act requiring Apple to provide records and written returns relevant to its investigation.
At this time, there is no conclusion of wrongdoing by Apple Canada. A bureau spokesman said that the court is expected to make its decision on the request for information by Tuesday and would likely set out a timeframe in which carriers are to comply.
[via Financial Post]