Sonofon wants level playing field for 2G and 3G

20 Sep 2004

The vice president of Danish mobile operator Sonofon has called on the country’s Competition Agency to introduce legislation allowing Denmark’s 2G mobile operators to sign consumers up to twelve-month contracts. The request from Allan Koch follows the Agency’s recent decision to allow 3G telephony providers to make twelve-month contracts with customers. Mr Koch is arguing that this should also apply to the other parts of the mobile market, as anything less would ‘seriously distort competition’. He said ‘It is very surprising that such a big change in the market, and one that so distorts competition, should have been made without consultation with the sector and the telecoms regulator. Sonofon has long argued for the advantages of introducing twelve-month contracts throughout the mobile market. It would enable us to offer customers lower calling rates and better products instead of spending money on high commission rates for handsets.’

Denmark, Sonofon