Tuesday January 21, 2020

Tech behemoths are ‘eating our lunch’, says Digicel director

Industry veteran claims mobile sector is worst performer for stocks, especially in Europe

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
4th November, 2018
Denis O’Brien, founder of Digicel Picture: PA

A director of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel has said that technology giants are eating the revenues of telecoms firms and the industry is seen as providing just “dumb pipes”.

At a conference in London last week, Jean-Yves Charlier, who joined Digicel’s board in September, said mobile companies had left the door open for others to cherry-pick the most profitable parts of their businesses and were suffering as a result....

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