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Consolidation in the mobile industry: a starting trend?

Published: 2010-03-10

As mobile markets go beyond subscriber saturation levels, mobile operators are looking for ways to remain competitive in terms of cost while at the same time to at least retain or indeed increase their share of the market. One of the ways mobile operators may be able to achieve these goals is quite simply through mergers and acquisitions, thus consolidating market share while creating synergies and reducing costs. It is therefore probably not surprising that in 2009 mobile operators announced and carried out plans for consolidation.

This article focuses mainly on the potential impact and reaction to the proposed merger between Orange and T-Mobile in the UK and briefly discusses the merger of Hutchison Telecommunications and Vodafone in Australia.

Published: 2010-03-10



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