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European infanticide as regulation slowly suffocates mobile industry

22 December 2011

Europe used to have the lead in the mobile business. Now lack of harmony in areas such as spectrum licensing means the lead has been lost to the US and Asia, writes Bengt Nordström

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Bengt Nordström: European operators are investing much
slower in LTE than in previous network technologies 
Europe was the centre of the mobile industry. From the dawn of GSM in 1991, Europe led the way. Operators, regulators, governments, and industry and trade bodies from across the continent worked together to establish a coordinated, harmonised, standardised mobile standard.

This set the tone for European growth...