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Ofcom warns of double-digit price rises following O2/3UK merger

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 15 March 16

U.K. regulator uses new pricing study to reiterate its stance that reduction in the number of network operators would be bad news for consumers.

Ofcom this week published the results of a new study on the price of mobile services that suggested the proposed merger between O2 and 3UK could bring with it hefty hikes for customers. The U.K. regulator examined prices in markets with varying numbers of operators and with or without the influence of disruptive players. One of its key conclusions was that the O2/3UK tie up could push prices up by around 20%…

Ofcom this week published the results of a new study on the price of mobile services that suggested the proposed merger between O2 and 3UK could bring with it hefty hikes for customers. The U.K. regulator examined prices in markets with varying numbers of operators and with or without the influence of disruptive players. One of its key conclusions was that the O2/3UK tie up could push prices up by around 20%…

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