A critical look into the uncertain future of open mobile internet access in Europe
This report has been commisioned by Viestintävirasto, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority.

May 2014
Rewheel/Digital Fuel Monitor was the first consultancy to detect and report an alarming market development that threatens the future of open mobile internet access in Europe. Big EU telcos, eager to take full control of the online media and cloud markets, are forcing consumers to their own media and cloud applications by severely restricting open mobile internet access volume allowances while at the same time not counting the volume generated by their own media and cloud apps in the end-users’ usage allowances ('zero-rating'). Will Europe turn a blind eye to this?

Report sections:
  • The big picture – A critical look into the uncertain future of open internet!
  • Competitiveness of open mobile internet access – Empirical evidences from Digital Fuel Monitor
  • European Single Market for telecoms – A genuine one?
  • European Single Market for telecoms – Is Connected Continent the right way to go?
  • Relevant markets – Are they any longer relevant?
  • Consolidation – What is really behind it and will it increase investment in open internet infrastructure?
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