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Clifton K Morris
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Clifton K Morris,
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2/28/2018 | 4:17:45 PM
DT could conceivably insert a political wedge to prevent customer choice.
DT has a capital structure where it can use political pull to gain a ruling which is actually anti-competitive and prevents consumer choices and new entrants. DT, is a former Government monopoly, with a history of being an extension of Germany’s post office. And also, it is still partially owned by The German Government along with KfW, a government-controlled investment bank. This structure is unique to Germany. Perhaps the closest way to describe it is if Goldman Sachs was owned by the US Government, it’d have similar political pull and Government protection. So by stating that Vodafone has to adhere to certain Anti-Trust regulations which were applied to DT is a bit disingenuous, especially considering how Germany prefers nationalizing industries over free-market principals.


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