Light Reading – Wind, 3 Eye Sale of Italian Assets – Report

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting and analyst firm Northstream, thinks competition authorities are doing short-term damage to the European telecom sector by delaying the inevitable. “It will become quite clear in one or two years that not allowing consolidation will not make operators invest in networks,” he recently told Light Reading.

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The Economist - Seeking another path

Some in the industry are dismayed. “Both EU and UK regulators seem only concerned with consumer pricing and don’t think of the bigger picture,” complains Bengt Nordstrom, who advises firms on mergers. He warns that blocking unions of smaller firms will mostly help market leaders, which he says typically grab over 50% of industry revenues [...]
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