The 4 to 3 consolidation effect Hutchison Three UK doubled the price of its flagship smartphone plan
- Ahead of its planned merger with Telefonica O2 in the UK Hutchison Three has more than doubled (+113%) the price of its flagship 4G LTE smartphone plan
- Will GSMA claim again, as they did for Austria using dubious economics, that ...there is no evidence that prices increased... even though consumers are asked to pay twice as much to purchase a smartphone plan that includes less data?
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May 2017 (updated 22.05.2017)
The state of 4G pricing, mobile data usage, spectrum usage, network capacity utilization and fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution. After its comeback in 2016, in 2017 unlimited mobile data goes viral and spreads to 22 countries. And while in competitive markets such as France and Denmark consumers can buy 100 or unlimited gigabytes for less than 30, in tight mobile oligopoly markets such as Portugal, Greece and Hungary 30 hardly buys any gigabytes. Europes mobile data divide widens further: 200x more gigabytes for 30 in smartphone plans, 600x more gigabytes in mobile broadband plans, 200x difference in median gigabyte prices, 40x difference in mobile data usage per capita and spectrum usage.
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