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 Mexico...
by KLU9 on Wed 7th Dec 2011 17:17 UTC
KLU9
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The lack of mobile and landline competition in Mexico helps contribute to the only guy who can compete with Bill Gates for richest [###] in the world: Carlos Slim.

Whose company gave us the idea of "roaming" as going to another city in the *same* country, accessing the towers of the *same* company you already use, but having pay extortionate long-distance rates. Thanks!

Who owns not only the former landline monopoly and the largest cellphone company, but also a bank, a department store chain, a restaurant chain, half of downtown Mexico City, Rodin's The Thinker and so on and so forth.

Fortunately there are "3" other competitors... two of which are both owned by the same dynasty (which also owns one half of the television duopoly, a bank, a chain of white goods stores, a chain of clothing stores and so on and so forth.)

The last competitor being Telefónica, itself a former state monopoly. And who don't have a signal where I live.

Oh well...

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