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: We don't like the price
by HarmHilvers on Fri 9th Dec 2011 22:27 UTC in reply to "We don't like the price"
HarmHilvers
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2010-12-29

Your name looks Dutch, so you should have known that a few years ago we started with more than three operators: on top of the three already mentioned we had Telfort and Ben. The former was acquired by KPN and the latter by T-Mobile. (Even now I still have an old SIM of Ben in my T-Mobile phone.) By the way, we have about sixty virtual operators in the Netherlands (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virtual_network_operator in Dutch).

A few days ago, I read an interesting proposal (http://arnoudw.tweakblogs.net/blog/7370/naaien-kpn-voda-en-t-mobile... in Dutch) for some big changes to the way mobile networks are managed and ruled: the government should buy the network and become the network operator, so that all other providers would become virtual operators. This would be in essence the same as the energy market: there is a semi-government organization that runs the energy network, and all energy corporations have the right to use that network. Interesting proposal.

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