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Light Reading – EC Signs Off Tele2, T-Mobile Merger in Netherlands

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting company Northstream, says European regulators have for a long time been too consumer-focused in their policymaking, leaving European markets with too many small players. “We have consistently invested less [than US operators] in network upgrades over the last five to seven years and have continued to invest less because […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Telecoms.com – For 5G to succeed European operators need a new deal on regulation and consolidation

Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Bengt Nordstrom of Northsteam explains how regulation, M&A and consolidation in the European telecoms market have divided opinion over the industry’s future direction. Europe’s large operators have long argued that anti-M&A measures by regulators undermine their future […]
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Published October 23, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Who’s afraid of the big bad data roaming?

Well, 94% of EU citizens apparently are. Since the establishment of the EU Single Market over 20 years ago, the region has grown into a market of 500+ million people.  The telecom market has evolved significantly during this time, but the EU regulation has somewhat failed to keep up with this development to serve the […]
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Published February 19, 2014 in , , .


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In-market consolidation – more critical than crossing borders

Some argue that European operators need bigger scale, achieved through cross-border consolidation, in order to become global players and increase their ability to invest and expand. Consolidation through M&As seems inevitable in Europe, but before greeting potential cross-border consolidation, it appears that in-country consolidation is the next (and more viable) step, much to the objection of telecom regulators or competition authorities.
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Published February 18, 2014 in , , , , .