Competition is great (except when it isn't)
"the mobe firms were vociferously against the idea of letting their competitors install transmitters on their masts"
I thought O2/Vodafone had been joined at the hip in terms of sharing that kind of infrastructure (project Cornerstone) for a couple of years now? I thought Ofcon knew about it too?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/07/vodafonica/ (come back Bill, The Register needs you)
And the same for EE/Three (the same Bill Ray article mentions EE and Three sharing almost twenty thousand sites).
Error in report, or mobe companies lying to HMG, or both?