Monday, 21 May 2018

Korea watchdog calls for calm amid subsidy outcry

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 09 October 14

Consumers up in arms after law change leads to higher prices.

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has called for patience amid a growing public backlash against new subsidy rules. The new law, called the Mobile Device Distribution Improvement (MDDI) Act, aims to stop the country's hyper-competitive mobile operators from tempting one another's customers with excessive handset subsidies. It was hoped it would ultimately benefit consumers by encouraging SK Telecom…

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has called for patience amid a growing public backlash against new subsidy rules. The new law, called the Mobile Device Distribution Improvement (MDDI) Act, aims to stop the country's hyper-competitive mobile operators from tempting one another's customers with excessive handset subsidies. It was hoped it would ultimately benefit consumers by encouraging SK Telecom…

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