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Mobile network consolidation yields higher prices - Rewheel

Wednesday 22 May 2013 | 15:38 CET | News
The EU's single telecom market is threatened by a lack of mobile network infrastructure-based competition in half of the member states and from the absence of pan-European retail operators offering borderless tariffs, according to market researcher Rewheel. Mobile operators charge over three times more for a GB on a smartphone package in Germany (EUR 24) than in the UK (EUR 7) and up to 15 times more than in some small EU member states such as Finland (EUR 1.60). German smartphone tariffs and data-only mobile packages are among the most expensive in the EU because the market is dominated by

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Rewheel
Countries: Europe
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