chapter  14
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Why Is Liberalisation Limited in Its Application?

The commercial value of mobile networks inspired spectrum liberalisation, but their spectacular success also exposed the limitations of the project. As explained in the previous chapter, the mobile industry entered a new phase of growth in 2007 when the smartphone market really started to take off with the launch of the iPhone. By 2009, it became clear that mobile phone users globally were using increasing amounts of data.