Mobile market consolidation drives down take-up - study

Monday 24 March 2014 | 11:00 CET | News
New research from consultancy ReWheel shows that European mobile markets with greater competition, such as the UK, Austria and Finland, have higher take-up levels and lower prices than markets dominated by a few large players, reports the Financial Times. The study shows that markets without a smaller 'challenger' operator setting lower prices can suppress demand through higher prices. ReWheel claims that allowing mobile operators to merge within national markets will likely result in higher prices and a knock-on impact on mobile data use. Market consolidation would result in a few major

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / Orange / Telefonica / Vodafone
Countries: Europe
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