The 4 to 3 consolidation effect – The Austrian mobile market has fallen considerably behind in competitiveness in EU28
May 2015
- Smartphone tariff price competitiveness snapshots between December 2012 and May 2015
- Before the price hikes that followed approval of Hutchison’s and Orange’s merger Austria used to rank as the country in EU28 with the second lowest 4 gigabyte smartphone tariff basket price
- Now prices doubled and Austria has fallen to the fourteenth place
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