03 January 2008

British mobile operators 3 and T-Mobile UK share network elements

I have gotten interested in the potential reorganization of the mobile telephone industry ... not necessarily because of Google's potential market entry, but because of actual events (see this and this). This article from the NY Times adds additional evidence.

The question is, are we on the cusp of a sea change in the mobile industry? If the industry does split into wholesale/retail components, what are the implications for telecom policy? Would this make the interest in "structural" or "functional" separation more intense?

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