sounds like protecting an empire to me
Artical doesn't goive much to go on, and to be honest can't be arsed to look up the facts, just want to gripe about Telcos protecting thier empires rather than look to diverse and look for new revenue streams.
Take VOIP and some UK telco's asking Nokia to remove the VOIP feature from the Handsets. Why? well obviously protect profits, damnit at the expense of allowing me to have full freedom.
French Telcom, have broadband and Mobile infrastucture, why can't I ditch BT as a landline take up good ole FT and have one Number which i can either use at home as a land line or when out of the house it switches to the Mob(il)e network, would save me some pennies i'm sure, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO how would BT and FT survive without the addtional charges.
Data access what a waste of money that is, crap speeds, crap display,crap pricing model, and they would like me to watch TV on my Mob(il)e!! not on your nelly, the license fee to watch a proper telly is high enough with out you stripping my wallet bare. I wouldn't mind catching a bit of Telly while sat in an airport, train station, or even on my lunch break, but i would be bankrupt by the end of the billing period
Int Roaming, Erm do the big Telco's pretty much dominate the global market? so why oh why are you fleecing me out of the lint left in my pocket to use you networks in another country? Thankfully not my bill to pay but in April my works Voda bill was £1,300
all i can say i Greedy fuckers