* Posts by wonkotsane

2 posts • joined 30 Jun 2011

Three to chop off £3bn of its network in bid to woo EU over O2 merger


Double standards

Can someone explain how Three merging with O2 is bad for consumers but BT buying EE isn't? The combined BT-EE operation still has a near monopoly on fixed line infrastructure, is a dominant player in streaming TV services and now it owns by far the largest mobile network. BT was gifted a fixed line telephone network by the taxpayer and EE was gifted a big chunk of 4G spectrum early which it used to become the dominant 4G provider. OFCOM has not just protected but enhanced the position of dominant providers.

Lloyds aims 15,000 job cuts at IT and back office


EU is not Europe

The branch closure programme is EU-mandated, not "Europe mandated". The EU is not Europe.

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