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Rakuten says it will have “No More Secrets”

Rakuten’s CTO Tareq Amin told analysts and media that the company will soon disclose all prices it pays its suppliers, in a new drive for commoditisation of telecoms hardware and software.

Italian telcos fined for pricing collusion

Telecom Italia, Fastweb, Vodafone and Wind Tre have been fined a total of €228 million after an investigation found the four telcos had co-ordinated price hikes for consumers in 2017.

India explores minimum prices for telcos

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has unveiled a public consultation to decide whether it needs to set minimum prices for data tariffs in the country.

Super-complaint targets telco customer exploitation

The UK Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has launched a super-complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asking the regulator to outline plans on how it will protect the consumer from loyalty penalties.

IBM turns up heat in cloud pricing war

The last couple of months have been relatively quiet for the major cloud players, though it looks like the lurking pricing war is just beginning to heat up.

O2 says it is halving bills for 1.5 million customers

O2 has announced it will automatically start halving the bills for 1.5 million of its customers who two years ago signed up to the operator’s 24-month Refresh tariff. The telco claimed the combined total price slash of £324 million means an average saving of £18 per customer per month.

Shared data tariffs key to pricing strategy

Over half of operators (55 per cent) that responded to the Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2014 believe shared data tariffs will be important in future pricing strategies.

Regulation, OTT threat and spectrum dominate operator challenges

The most serious challenge mobile operators face over the next five years is the competitive threat from OTT players, according to overall respondents to the Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2014. Almost 50 per cent of respondents rating the OTT threat a six or seven on a one-to-seven scale of severity. But the operator repondents themselves when broken out, however, judged regulatory pressure on pricing to be the biggest threat, with almost 60 per cent of operator respondents giving this a high rating for severity.

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