Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A major deal just went down in the United States, which seriously shakes up the mobile industry on the other side of the pond: AT&T has announced it plans to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.
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RE[3]: Invisible hand
by ricegf on Mon 21st Mar 2011 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Invisible hand"
ricegf
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That's interesting, but I don't see the value in the government owning these telecom companies. Can you elaborate?

I "get" private / corporate ownership of telecom companies with the government as referee (strong consumer protection and management of public resources such as frequency allocation, and ensuring no monopoly abuses against competitors), but that may be cultural predisposition. Having government own the corporations seems like a conflict of interest with it's duty to regulate.

I'd love to learn more, though.

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