Flagship firms, consolidation and changing market structures within the mobile communications industry

J.L. Whalley

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Abstract

The structure and character of the European Union (EU) mobile telecommunications market are changing. Consolidation, scale economies and the far-reaching repercussions of 3G have given rise to a series of 'flagship firms' that have sought to co-ordinate the 2G and 3G licences held. In this paper, the co-ordination strategies of two flagship firms, Vodafone and Hutchison Whampoa, are examined. The paper concludes that competitive enhancing co-ordination strategies can be identified in six different areas, though these have not been uniformly adopted by the two flagship firms examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-175
Number of pages14
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • telecommunications
  • market structure
  • mobile communications

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