Developing markets in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere may not provide the windfall mobile operators were banking on, says an Ovum Ltd. report featured in The Guardian. And in Western Europe, mobile revenues will actually fall during the next five years, predicts the report. (See Scrambling for Africa, M&A-Style.)
U.K. mobile operator Three UK is complaining again, this time about rival operators' attempts to maintain the mobile termination rates at current levels, reports the Daily Telegraph. 3 has written to the Competition Appeals Tribunal claiming that its very viability as an operator depends on the termination rates reducing over time, as anticipated.