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Here’s what happens when the number of nationwide wireless providers drops from 4 to 3
2018
DeutscheTelekom
Sprint
United States
merger
data-caps
pricing

[External article, Fierce Wireless]
May 2018
Mobile carrier consolidations across Europe suggest that while per-gigabyte prices in three-player markets continue dropping, they do so more slowly than in markets with four carriers, according to an extensive study on the topic by Rewheel

The state of 4G pricing – 1H2018 – Digital Fuel Monitor 9th release
2018
dfmonitor
data-caps
pricing
mobile-first

May 2018
How many 4G gigabytes €5, €10, €15, €20, €25, €30, €40, €50, €60, €70 and €80 could buy in EU and OECD markets on smartphone and data-only plans. What a difference a 4th mobile network operator makes!


The state of 4G pricing – 2H2017 – Digital Fuel Monitor 8th release
2017
dfmonitor
data-caps
pricing
mobile-first

November 2017
After a comeback in 2016 unlimited mobile data has spread further during 2017.

Digital Fuel Monitor 7th release, 1H2017
2017
dfmonitor
spectrum
data-caps
pricing
mobile-first
zero-rating
roaming
networkeconomics

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. Europe’s 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.

Hutchison Austria quadrupled data allowances after national regulatory authority’s intervention on zero-rating video
2016
Austria
Hutchison
zero-rating
data-caps

December 2016
The regulator intervened along the EU net neutrality rules and BEREC guidelines that prohibit differential throttling when the internet-access data cap is exhausted.


Rewheel in the international media
Reducing Wireless Competition in Europe
The New York Times (editorial)


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