Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Dec 2011 23:05 UTC
Legal I guess this is something many Americans hope would happen in the United States: the Dutch competition watchdog has raided offices of T-Mobile, Vodafone and KPN, the three Dutch carriers. The three carriers are accused of illegal price fixing, something they've already been found guilty of about ten years ago.
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In the Philippines
by Johann Chua on Wed 7th Dec 2011 10:02 UTC
Johann Chua
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2005-07-22

Slightly less competition now since Sun Telecommunications was acquired by Smart, which already had a majority of the cellphone market. The acquisition isn't final yet. Sun was offering cut-rate prices and it's feared that that the acquisition will end them.

(BTW, number two operator Globe Telecom's exclusivity deal for the iPhone ended. Both Smart and Globe are taking reservations for the iPhone 4S.)

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RE: In the Philippines
by Soulbender on Wed 7th Dec 2011 10:13 in reply to "In the Philippines"
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2005-08-18

Yeah, it's too bad they got/will be acquired by Smart. On the other hand, Sun Mobile Broadband is, how should I put this, the worst goddamn internet service in the history of the universe. Probably. Sorry, it frustrates me to no end.
Still things are competitive between Smart and Globe, as far as I know, but yeah, more competition wouldn't hurt. I was going include Red but then I remembered they're "powered by smart", whatever that means.

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