Scrutinising an influential study
This report by Nera Economic Consultants was a detailed response to a Finnish study of price comparisons in the mobile industry.
Finland’s leading telecommunications consultancy has published the ‘Digital Fuel Monitor’ since 2014. It’s 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 received considerable attention from the media and public advocacy groups, and its rankings were used as economic evidence to inform policy and regulatory debates around the globe.
But to investigate whether it could be relied upon, this study needed further scrutiny. TELUS, a Canadian operator, hired NERA to examine the statistical rigour of the Finnish telecoms company report. The goal was to evaluate the study’s assertions as a benchmark for international retail prices for mobile wireless services, and each country’s competitive ranking in this arena.Download the Report