Independent Thinkers on Digital | Are Low Rates of Return Really a Problem for Mobile Operators?

Independent Thinkers on Digital | Are Low Rates of Return Really a Problem for Mobile Operators?

Unpacking the Telecom Industry: Debating Returns on Investment and Market Signals with Richard Feasey

William has a fascinating discussion with Richard Feasey, who spent 12 years as Vodafone’s policy director and now works at the UK Competition Authority. They discuss whether telecom operators really are making too low a return on their investment and what to do about it. Broadly they conclude that the answer is to stop playing politics and listen more to market signals, but until there is a burning platform there may be insufficient drivers for change.

As we move forward, we remain committed to providing a platform for independent thinkers to share their views and promote thoughtful dialogue in an industry that is often dominated by corporate interests.

So join us as we continue to explore the ever-evolving world of digital technology, separating the hype from the reality and uncovering the ideas that will truly shape the future of this rapidly changing industry.

Listen to our podcast here, or watch the episode below.

Related Articles

Independent Thinkers on Digital | Regulation of the digital industry, is it still fit for purpose?

Independent Thinkers on Digital | Regulation of the digital industry, is it still fit for purpose?

“William talks with internet economist and widely published expert Roslyn Layton about regulation of the digital industry” It feels that...

16 Feb 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Mexican elections 2024 results – what to expect for the tech sector

Access Alert: Mexican elections 2024 results – what to expect for the tech sector

On 2 June, Mexicans went to the polls to elect a new president, all congressional seats, and nearly 20,000 state-level...

13 Jun 2024 Opinion
Harmonising EU digital regulations for the future

Harmonising EU digital regulations for the future

At our recent EU briefing session in Brussels, industry executives and EU policymakers discussed the importance of harmonising and effectively...

12 Jun 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: The 2024 European Parliament election results – the implications

Access Alert: The 2024 European Parliament election results – the implications

Although we have seen a rise in far-right and non-aligned political parties at the cost of seats from the Green...

10 Jun 2024 Opinion