Labour ‘conspired with phone companies to keep prices high’

“Mobile-phone companies mounted a tireless lobbying campaign after Vivi-ane Reding, the EU telecommunications commissioner, first suggested forcing down roaming charges last year. Ewan Sutherland, a leading telecoms policy consultant, said: “I hadn’t fully appreciated that [the Government] had gone over to the Dark Side to that extent. The Government simply did not see it as an issue for the public. They clearly are trying to defend the position of the operators and the revenue of the operators.””

More at: technology.timesonline.co.uk

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~ by Tom on 25 Oct, 2007.

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