Thursday, November 17, 2005

El huésped malo

Deutsche Telekom must be feeling slightly Iberophobic right about now. The O2 acquisition can be of little comfort (think of the competitive roaming offers for destinations like the Costa del Sol or Argentina), Telefonica recently reported that its German DSL lines were up 25% YoY in Q3, and now the company is providing Skype with German SkypeIn numbers (thanks to Richard for pointing this out). If the Equant/Google story turns out to be true, then here we have two cases of national carriers jumping on the bandwagon as enablers of next-gen voice, once again to the detriment of their neighbors (and their own retail businesses?).

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