Mobile Europe’s prediction that Vodafone’s purchase of Singlepoint and Project Telecom meant the end of the mobile service provider business model in the UK has been confirmed by the decision of the Federation of Communication Services to wind up its MISP group.
Vodafone has also indicated that it will not be renewing their agreements with a number of other mobile independent service providers when they expire at the end of the year.
Commenting on the decision, Jacqui Brookes, FCS ceo said, “An industry grouping of mobile phone service providers has been part of FCS since 1989. The end of the MISP group is a sad milestone for competition in this marketplace. The major reduction in the number of mobile independent service providers is bound to have a negative effect on the mobile market as customers will have far less choice.”