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WEurope telco incumbents: economies of scale of little help in financial performance

Thursday 13 April 2017 | 13:29 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
The incumbent operators of six Western European countries have a strikingly similar financial profile. The growth in revenues and costs are very close. This is notable given that the economies of scale at the big operators (Telekom Deutschland, BT UK, Orange France) don't result in particularly higher margins than the smaller operators (KPN Netherlands, Proximus Domestic and Eir). The reason may be that smaller companies focus more on cost management, helping to overcome their lack of scale. The question is whether this picture will continue. Geographic expansion in principle should bring

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Categories: General
Companies: BT / Eir / KPN / Orange France / Proximus / Telekom Deutschand
Countries: Western Europe
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