Old School GSMA

Old School GSMA

Summary: Check out this post from the always well-informed Dean Bubley. We received this press release too, but with all the hectic redesign stuff going on (how's the new site, by the way?

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Check out this post from the always well-informed Dean Bubley. We received this press release too, but with all the hectic redesign stuff going on (how's the new site, by the way?) it kind of fell by the wayside.

Anyway, as per usual Dean is spot on. Ever since the European Commission started waving its pointed stick at the operators, surprise surprise, roaming charges etc have been plummeting - yet the operators have been consistently claiming this as a natural evolution of the market. Here's a case in point. And the reaction should be: hmmm.

Topic: Telcos

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    This is a drum we've <a href="http://opinion.zdnet.co.uk/leader/0,1000002208,39284201,00.htm">banged before</a>, of course.

    It can't be banged enough, say I. The mobile operators can deliberately keep prices as high as they like, or they can try to grow the market by competing with each other to deliver good service at a fair price. What they can't do is the first while pretending to do the second - if they do, we'll point and jeer. Repeatedly.

    rupert.goodwins@...
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    Frankly, they should hang their heads in shame, as though that'd make a difference.

    In China and India people actually prefer that you make calls through their mobiles rather than landlines, obviously due to the capital investment in cabling. Costs of mobile calls are ridiculously low.

    Now, do the mobile operators expect us to believe that they have made significant capital investment in the ether?
    Sanjay Kapoor