Ofcom Mobile Sector Assessment Interactive Executive Summary

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 These outcomes are most likely in an market environment where citizens and consumers benefit from competition, and industry has the ability and incentive to innovate, with the opportunity to earn fair returns on investment.


Russell on 29 August 2008 at 11:08am

Some of those outcomes are far from guaranteed in a loosely regulated market environment. The second, third and sixth points have almost no incentive value for suppliers to ensure that they are pursued without a strong regulator cuffing them about the face and head.

A Hayes on 5 September 2008 at 8:41am

Service providers need the ability to innovate of course.
However, I'm not convinced that I see a great deal of benefit to consumers from the apparent competitive market forces. There is competition to develop new charged-for services but not much evidence that quality, performance and coverage are high on the list.

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