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mendyk 9/19/2013 | 11:29:31 AM
Re: Fetion, Jego - great examples Yes, we should insist that Chinese companies do a better job of creating brand names that are more comfortable to English speakers. Like Splunk, for instance. Or Ziggo.
R Clark 9/19/2013 | 11:17:01 AM
Re: Fetion, Jego - great examples I should have put in the Chinese names as well to make it more confusing...


The Jego move was a China Mobile special, up there with trying to buy a stake in a Taiwan operator without realising that it was illegal.
R Clark 9/19/2013 | 11:13:42 AM
Re: Technicality? There's quite a bit of price competition but every now and then the govt will issue an order to cut the price of a particular service, so obviously it's not working that well. But as the OTT example shows, their behavior is classic duopoly/oligopoly - if one company starts a service everybody else has to have it, too. The fact that each runs a different 3G technology is another limit on competition. 

Some years ago the govt swapped around all the telco CEOs and chairmen, confirming everyone's thoughts about the actual level of competition.

 

 
mendyk 9/19/2013 | 9:40:53 AM
Technicality? Robert -- How much of a true rivalry exists among China's three mobile operators, given the fact that they are all controlled by the government?
[email protected] 9/19/2013 | 7:01:21 AM
Fetion, Jego - great examples Great examples of a mobile giant's arrogance. Lessons in what NOT to do.

And I'd love to know how to pronounce these service names - sound like something a bit uncomfortable... (that's a nasty Fetion you've got there...)
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