Amazon, Microsoft, Google Face Cloud-Services Examination in U.K.

The U.K.’s Office of Communications is probing the market positions of Amazon Inc., Microsoft and Alphabet Google in the coming weeks as part of a study into the country’s cloud-infrastructure-services sector.

The regulator said the three firms account for around 81% of the revenue generated in the U.K.’s public cloud-infrastructure market, and that its study would formally assess how well the market is working. Ofcom said it would examine the strength of competition in cloud services generally and the position the three companies hold in the market, as well as consider any features that might limit innovation, growth or new players.