Collateral damage to infrastructure based competition and investments caused by Almunia’s refusal to enforce EU antitrust law and block harmful mobile mergers (in Austria, Ireland, ... Germany?)
On TelecomTV: Ireland's mobile merger conditions inadequate and illegal say critics

A flash research note reacting on European Commission's decision granting conditional approval for the Hutchison-Telefonica merger in Ireland.

June 2014
Headlines:
  • The problem as perceived by the telcos
  • The telcos proposed remedy
  • The policy challenge from in-market consolidation
  • The EU competition (merger) law hurdle
  • Almunia’s problem
  • Almunia’s woolly compromise
  • Almunia’s Irish deal could be worse than nothing! It sounds like Google doesn’t it?
  • One step closer to on ex-ante wholesale access regulatory intervention in the mobile industry
  • So are consumers, infrastructure based competition, investments and open mobile internet access harmed?
  • So what will Almunia do in Germany?
    Free report
    (3 pages, pdf) Download here
  • 2014
    Ireland
    Hutchison
    Telefonica
    Austria
    Germany
    KPN
    Back
    List of all research reports and external articles


    Featured research reports
    O2 – Ready to disrupt the German tight oligopoly market
    2017
    networkeconomics
    mobile-first
    pricing
    merger
    spectrum
    5G
    massiveMIMO
    Germany
    Telefonica
    DeutscheTelekom
    Vodafone

    April 2017
    In March 2017 Telefonica O2 Germany announced 3.5 GHz (they have 83 MHz) Massive MIMO (= very high capacity LTE macro sectors) field trials with Huawei for wireless home broadband and 4K video. Our models predict that O2's macro site grid and spectrum resources (FDD+TDD) could allow it to drive fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution in Germany by connecting millions of households with HD TV service on its high capacity LTE network.

    Capacity utilization and fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution potential – A study of 64 European operators
    2017
    networkeconomics
    mobile-first
    spectrum
    5G
    massiveMIMO
    Finland
    United Kingdom
    Poland
    Austria
    Germany
    Hutchison
    Telefonica
    Play
    Elisa

    March 2017
    When LTE base stations are upgraded to 'Gigabit' speed the gigabyte volume capacity of the networks also greatly expands. We modelled LTE network capacity based on existing FDD and TDD spectrum holdings (and potential acquisitions in 2.3 and 3.4-3.8 GHz bands) and sizes of the macro site grids. Without and with Massive MIMO in the TDD bands. Topical for operators contemplating fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution ahead of upcoming 700, 1500 (SDL), 2300, 3400-3600 MHz spectrum auctions.

    Four year comparative study of unit prices in 4-MNO and in the 4 to 3 consolidated German & Austrian markets
    2017
    pricing
    merger
    Germany
    Austria
    Italy
    Denmark
    United Kingdom
    France
    Poland
    Sweden
    Netherlands
    Hutchison
    Telefonica
    Iliad
    Play
    Tele2
    Vimpelcom

    January 2017
    The gap between gigabyte prices in the 4 to 3 consolidated Austrian & German markets and prices in 4-MNO markets where no consolidation has taken place had substantially increased by September 2016

    The market is changing. Mobile data pricing and network economics metrics and research reports for industry professionals
    DFMonitor-PRO >


    Contact us:

    Tel: +358442032339
    E-mail: contact@dfmonitor.eu
    Twitter: @DFMonitor

    Copyright © 2009-2017 Rewheel Oy. All rights reserved.