Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content


European telecoms: hanging on the line Add to ...

Subscribers Only

Lex is a premium daily commentary service from the Financial Times. It helps readers make better investment decisions by highlighting key emerging risks and opportunities.

Oh, those fickle Eurocrats. For months, European telcos and their investors have been hanging on the words of European Union digital commissioner Neelie Kroes. Their hope was that Brussels’ quest for a pan-EU telecoms market, plus its desire to spur next-generation network investment (such as super-fast broadband), could improve their revenue-squeezed lives. Top of telcos’ wish-list was an easing of antitrust hurdles, which currently serve to reinforce national market boundaries within which a handful of players usually compete.

Report Typo/Error

Next story




Most popular videos »

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular