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 regulators refuse consolidation of the market,” he said during a recent conversation with Light Reading. “The mistake of European policymakers is they don’t see the connection between revenues and investment.”

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