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03.09.2010 10:53
The CEO of Mobistar expects mobile market consolidation in Europe
In the US there are now only four main mobile phone companies for a market of 280 million people
AUTHOR: publics.bg

  • Benoit Scheen, CEO of Mobistar
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According to the CEO of Mobistar, the second biggest mobile operator in Belgium, there will be a consolidation of mobile companies in Europe, making it more like China, India and the United States. Benoit Scheen, cited by Reuters, said that in the US there are now only four main mobile phone companies for a market of 280 million people, in China and India it's the same. “In Europe, for 300 million inhabitants, we still have tens of operators,” Benoit Scheen said in front of the daily newspaper La Libre Belgique in an interview published on Wednesday. “It will be difficult for small operators, like in our country, to carry on in the long term without at least getting partnership deals with big operators.” Mr. Scheen added. Mobistar is majority-owned by France Telecom.
 


TAGS: Mobistar | Belgium | France Telecom | consolidation | mobile communications 


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