By Foo Yun Chee
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft, which had been fined 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) by EU antitrust regulators, will revise its licensing terms and allow cloud service providers to better compete in response to complaints, its president Brad Smith said on Wednesday.
Microsoft wants to listen and act on the complaints, he said.
“It really starts by giving more options to European cloud providers. So if there’s a company that has a data center but wants to run solutions in its cloud PBX data center, we’re creating more options for them to do so with our software, because that’s what they’ve been asking for,” he said.
The company found itself on the EU competition enforcer’s radar again after German software provider NextCloud, France‘s OVHcloud and two other companies filed complaints about Microsoft’s cloud practices.
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(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Jason Neely)