Gigabyte price development in 4 to 3 consolidated versus 4-MNO
European markets – September 2013 to March 2018
As we asserted back in 2015 the merger mandated so called ‘capacity’ MVNOs did not become effective competitors
Rewheel research PRO study, 9th April 2018
Key questions answered
- Did the gap between gigabyte prices in the 4 to 3 consolidated markets and 4-MNO markets widen further?
- Did the entry of Tele2 as a 4th MNO in the Dutch market push gigabyte prices much lower?
- Do the merger-mandated so called ‘capacity’ MVNOs offer more competitive prices than commercial MVNOs?
- Did the merger-mandated so call ‘capacity’ MVNOs remedy the loss of the competitive pressure that is typically exerted by the 4th MNO?
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