Monday, July 07, 2014
Cold water on Europe’s digital dream: German mobile (E-Plus/Telefonica) merger waved through
Cold water on Europe’s digital dream | Mario Mariniello at Bruegel.org: "From the perspective of operators, clearly a merger is more profitable. That should not concern the Commission; the Commission should just be concerned with finding the best way to incentivize investment while protecting users from price increases. With the Telefonica/E-Plus decision, the Commission is instead effectively encouraging all network operators in Europe to merge instead of entering into network sharing agreements, meaning less competition with no increased investment incentive." 'via Blog this'