EU’s 5G competition challenge
July 2016
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DFMonitor’s latest, July 2016, sampling of 4G smartphone internet access data caps in the European Union shows that a handful of big telco groups – with vested interests in fixed-line broadband – impose very restrictive mobile internet usage caps. This raises serious concerns that these telco groups – that tightly control most EU national markets – will not be incentivised to sell competitively priced 5G internet access.

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Sortable table based on the EU28 operator 4G LTE SIM-only unlimited (>1,000) minute & SMS smartphone plans.
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CountryOperator GroupBrandGB for €35Sells fixed boradband?
Slovenia (SI)T-2T-20Sells fixed broadband
Malta (MT)ApaxParntersMelita0Sells fixed broadband
Hungary (HU)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile0Sells fixed broadband
Malta (MT)VodafoneVodafone0Mobile-only
Greece (EL)VodafoneVodafone0Sells fixed broadband
Cyprus (CY)CYTACYTA0Sells fixed broadband
Greece (EL)WindHellasWindHellas0Sells fixed broadband
Greece (EL)DeutscheTelekomCosmote0Sells fixed broadband
Malta (MT)GoGo0Sells fixed broadband
Cyprus (CY)MTNMTN0Sells fixed broadband
Belgium (BE)OrangeOrange0Sells fixed broadband
Belgium (BE)ProximusProximus0Sells fixed broadband
Italy (IT)VodafoneVodafone0Sells fixed broadband
Slovak Republic (SK)OrangeOrange0Sells fixed broadband
Spain (ES)TeliaSoneraYoigo0Mobile-only
Bulgaria (BG)TelekomAustriaMtel0Sells fixed broadband
Bulgaria (BG)BulgariaTelecomVivacom0Sells fixed broadband
Bulgaria (BG)TelenorTelenor0Mobile-only
Bulgaria (BG)MaxMax0Mobile-only
Slovak Republic (SK)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile0.5Sells fixed broadband
Hungary (HU)TelenorTelenor0.5Mobile-only
Sweden (SE)Hutchison30.5Mobile-only
Germany (DE)VodafoneVodafone1Sells fixed broadband
Portugal (PT)NosNos1Sells fixed broadband
Hungary (HU)VodafoneVodafone1Mobile-only
Germany (DE)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile1Sells fixed broadband
Czech Republic (CZ)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile1.5Sells fixed broadband
Czech Republic (CZ)PPFO21.5Sells fixed broadband
Slovak Republic (SK)PPFO22Mobile-only
Spain (ES)TelefonicaMovistar2.5Sells fixed broadband
Czech Republic (CZ)VodafoneVodafone2.5Sells fixed broadband
Portugal (PT)VodafoneVodafone3Sells fixed broadband
Spain (ES)OrangeOrange3Sells fixed broadband
Portugal (PT)AlticeMEO3Sells fixed broadband
Croatia (HR)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile3Sells fixed broadband
Cyprus (CY)PrimetelPrimetel3Sells fixed broadband
Sweden (SE)TeliaSoneraTelia4Sells fixed broadband
Spain (ES)VodafoneVodafone4Sells fixed broadband
Germany (DE)TelefonicaO24Sells fixed broadband
Romania (RO)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile4Sells fixed broadband
Ireland (IE)VodafoneVodafone5Sells fixed broadband
France (FR)OrangeOrange5Sells fixed broadband
Belgium (BE)LibertyglobalBase5Sells fixed broadband
Netherlands (NL)KPNKPN5Sells fixed broadband
Romania (RO)OrangeOrange5Sells fixed broadband
Netherlands (NL)VodafoneVodafone5Sells fixed broadband
Germany (DE)TelefonicaBase5Sells fixed broadband
Luxemburg (LU)LuxemburgOnlineLuxemburgOnline5Sells fixed broadband
Romania (RO)RCS-RDSDigiMobil5Sells fixed broadband
Romania (RO)VodafoneVodafone6Mobile-only
Austria (AT)TelekomAustriaA16Sells fixed broadband
Sweden (SE)TelenorTelenor6Sells fixed broadband
Netherlands (NL)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile6Mobile-only
Italy (IT)TelecomItaliaTIM6Sells fixed broadband
Spain (ES)OrangeAmena7Sells fixed broadband
Croatia (HR)TelekomAustriaVIP8Sells fixed broadband
Italy (IT)Hutchison38Mobile-only
United Kingdom (UK)VodafoneVodafone8Sells fixed broadband
United Kingdom (UK)BritishTelecomEE8Sells fixed broadband
Austria (AT)TelekomAustriabob9Sells fixed broadband
Austria (AT)TelekomAustriayesss10Sells fixed broadband
Ireland (IE)EircomMeteor10Sells fixed broadband
Luxemburg (LU)ProximusTango10Sells fixed broadband
Italy (IT)VimpelComWindItaly10Sells fixed broadband
Croatia (HR)Tele2Tele210Mobile-only
Denmark (DK)TDCYouSee10Sells fixed broadband
France (FR)OrangeSosh10Sells fixed broadband
Poland (PL)PolkomtelPlus10Mobile-only
Poland (PL)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile10Mobile-only
Austria (AT)DeutscheTelekomT-Mobile12Mobile-only
Lithuania (LT)TeliaSoneraOmnitel12Sells fixed broadband
Slovenia (SI)TelemachTelemach13Sells fixed broadband
Austria (AT)Hutchison313Mobile-only
Luxemburg (LU)OrangeOrange15Sells fixed broadband
Luxemburg (LU)POSTLuxemburgPost15Sells fixed broadband
United Kingdom (UK)BritishTelecomBT15Sells fixed broadband
Denmark (DK)TeliaSoneraTelia15Sells fixed broadband
Slovenia (SI)TelekomSlovenijeTelekomSlovenije20Sells fixed broadband
Sweden (SE)Tele2Tele220Sells fixed broadband
Lithuania (LT)Tele2Tele220Mobile-only
Denmark (DK)TDCTelmore20Sells fixed broadband
France (FR)AlticeSFR20Sells fixed broadband
France (FR)BouyguesTelecomBouyguesTelecom20Sells fixed broadband
Sweden (SE)HutchisonHallon22Mobile-only
Netherlands (NL)Tele2Tele224Sells fixed broadband
Estonia (EE)TeliaSoneraTelia24Sells fixed broadband
United Kingdom (UK)TelefonicaO225Mobile-only
Slovenia (SI)TelekomAustriaSi.Mobil30Mobile-only
Estonia (EE)ElisaElisa30Mobile-only
Denmark (DK)Hutchison340Mobile-only
Denmark (DK)TelenorTelenor40Sells fixed broadband
France (FR)IliadFreeMobile50Sells fixed broadband
Estonia (EE)Tele2Tele260Mobile-only
Poland (PL)OrangeOrangeUnlimitedSells fixed broadband
Ireland (IE)Hutchison3UnlimitedMobile-only
United Kingdom (UK)Hutchison3UnlimitedMobile-only
Finland (FI)TeliaSoneraSoneraUnlimitedSells fixed broadband
Finland (FI)ElisaSaunalahtiUnlimitedMobile-only
Finland (FI)DNADNAUnlimitedMobile-only
Lithuania (LT)BITEBITEUnlimitedMobile-only
Latvia (LV)TeliaSoneraLMTUnlimitedMobile-only
Poland (PL)PlayPlayUnlimitedMobile-only
Latvia (LV)Tele2Tele2UnlimitedMobile-only
Latvia (LV)BITEBITEUnlimitedMobile-only

Prices registered 9 to 12 July 2016.
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