International Price Policy Comparisons
Since 2014, Finland’s leading telecommunications consultancy has published the “Digital Fuel Monitor” (DFM) – an international comparison of mobile wireless prices in the 28 member states of the European Union and the 34 member states of the OECD. The study has received considerable attention from the media and public advocacy groups. Interested market participants have proffered the report’s rankings as economic evidence in regulatory and policy debates around the globe.
TELUS, a Canadian operator hired NERA to examine the statistical rigour of the Finnish telecoms company report, and evaluate its assertions as a benchmark for international retail prices for mobile wireless services and each country’s competitive ranking in this arena.