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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RE[2]: We don't like the price
by Berend de Boer on Wed 7th Dec 2011 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE: We don't like the price"
Berend de Boer
Member since:
2005-10-19

"The other obvious answer would be: why not try capitalism?


Because that leads to... Price fixing?
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The only entity big enough to fix prices is the government.

But you haven't answered my question: why are there only three carriers? I think a small island as Cyprus? A country like Israel has almost ten. Kenya has 4. South Africa 7.

As I said, I'll bet you find that competition is heavily restricted.

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RE[3]: We don't like the price
by jal_ on Thu 8th Dec 2011 10:24 in reply to "RE[2]: We don't like the price"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

I think a small island as Cyprus?


Cyprus has 2 carriers, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mobile_network_operators_of_Eu....

A country like Israel has almost ten


If four is almost ten you're right. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mobile_network_operators_of_th...

Kenya has 4. South Africa 7.


Kenya is 14 times the size of the Netherlands, SA 29. Your point being?

Edited 2011-12-08 10:25 UTC

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