Cable & Telecom

WIRELESS: More competitors doesn’t mean greater competition, says another report

CHICAGO – Efforts to artificially bolster wireless competition in Canada – such as by creating four competitors in each market, are “outdated and likely ineffective” plus may actually harm competition rather than improve or increase it, says a new report from Navigant Economics sponsored by Telus. The report, Mobile Wireless Market Performance In Canada: LESSONS FROM THE EU AND THE US compares the regulatory differences between the Canadian, U.S. and European wireless industries.  It notes that Canada, like the U.S., has been “relatively successful” in promoting competition and encouraging investment, but cautions Canadian policymakers to “resist calls to import EU-style...