The Baltic Course  

Who's to set the telecom market forecast?
On January 1, 2003, The Latvian fixed-line telecommunications market will be demonopolised. Many companies declare that they wish to become competitors to the current monopoly Lattelekom. Nevertheless, the rules of the game in the free market are still unclear, because the regulatory institutions are not hurrying with dotting all their I's. And if we take into account that currently the companies Sonera and Telia have formed a powerful bloc, there is a risk that the monopoly de jure may even turn into a monopoly de facto.