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US well ahead of Europe in next generation mobile services, says GSMA

Antony Savvas | May 31, 2013
The next generation European mobile market is lagging well behind the US, according to the GSMA industry body, which represents the operators and handset manufacturers.

Enable efficient consolidation by streamlining merger reviews, and end "discrimination in favour of new entrants"

Drive a European single market for mobile, with "light touch" legislation allowing for easier network sharing and subsidies for rural coverage

Support pan-European mobile-enabled public/private partnership initiatives, aimed at stimulating growth, building social inclusion and promoting investment in new technology and services

"We believe that undertaking these major policy reforms is essential in re-establishing the leadership of Europe in mobile, driving new growth and investment in our industry and, more importantly, generating important socio-economic benefits for citizens across the EU," claimed Bouverot.

 

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