Media coverage highlights
Further media appearances
MNO consolidation in Germany, lessons learned in the Austrian merger
ECTA Regulatory Conference 2013, Brussels [December 2013]
Mobile merger increases prices in Austria
Handelsblatt [September 2013]
EU27 cost disparities
ECTA Conference 'Single Market for Telecoms', Brussels [June 2013]
An open letter to the Minister of Development of Greece
Ekathimerini, in Greek [March 2013]
Finland's leading financial newspaper, has selected Rewheel as the 3rd most successful consulting firm in Finland.
Kauppalehti, full interview in the February 5th printed edition
[February 2013]
Top 1% of Mobile Users Consume Half of World’s Bandwidth
The New York Times / International Herald Tribune [January 2012]
Chairing and network economics workshop
IIR Mobile Data Offloading Conference, Berlin [June 2011]
Timelines For LTE in Turkey
Eurasia Com 2011 [January 2011]
Telecoms Cost Allocation & Profitability Analysis Conference
IIR Conference, London [September 2010]
Opening analyst note and Data pricing strategy workshop at
Mobile Broadband World 2010, London [September 2010]
Nokia's wireless modem business has been hurt by Chinese competition
The New York Times / International Herald Tribune [July 2010]
Mobile data business case workshop
WiMAX Global Congress 2010, Amsterdam [June 2010]
Reuters Factbox on LTE
Reuters [February 2010]
TeliaSonera's LTE deal
Reuters [January 2010]
Mobile internet access
Founded in 2009, Rewheel is a Helsinki based boutique management consultancy specialising into strategies to meet Europe’s open mobile internet connectivity needs.

Our clients are progressive mobile operators (network operators and MVNOs), sector regulators, as well as various companies and investors of Europe’s emerging digital economy.

Our expertise covers competition, technology, spectrum, economic, financial modelling and regulatory aspects of the 'digital fuel' - ubiquitous open mobile internet connectivity.
Independence and integrity
Rewheel is fully independent from dominant telecom companies, equipment vendors and their industry lobby organisations such as GSMA, ETNO or ECTA.

Our independence and integrity is demonstrated by the strong and straightforward, pro-competition public positions taken in top business media such as the Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, European Voice or the Wall Street Journal. We are often quoted on the hottest industry topics - in 2014 it is whether telecom and competition regulators should allow in-market consolidations leading to higher operator profits or the opposite: promote stronger infrastructure and spectrum based competition, leading to faster networks and more affordable mobile connectivity prices for consumers and higher utilisation of scarce spectrum resources.

Our consulting firm's small size and financial independence allows us to be selective on our engagaments. If a client's objectives are in conflict with our general pro-competitive stand point, we do not undertake the project.
Only senior consultants
Rewheel is privately owned by its founders Antonios Drossos (managing partner, Linkedin profile) and Pál Zarándy (senior partner, Linkedin profile).

Either Antonios or Pál - and most often both of them - always take a lead role in delivering any Rewheel consulting engagements.

If the scope requires so, we often involve our trusted external senior associates. This has been the case for example when top-class specialist auction theory expertise, hands-on go-to-market strategy development experience, in-depth engineering skills or EU competition law expertise have been required in our more complex consulting engagements.
High impact consulting engagements
We typically engage with our clients on top management or board level.

Since 2009 we have advised over 10 European mobile operators, including independent challengers as well as Tier-1 OpCos, regulators and a number of private equity and institutional investors and various mobile internet centric startups.

Since the onset of the mobile internet centric 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz license renewal wave in 2011 in Europe we have been providing strategy, spectrum valuation and auction theory advice (together with our world class CCA/SMRA auction theorist partners) to five European award processes (operator or regulator side depending on country), including new entrants and acquisitions as well as license renewals in multi-band (typically 800,900,1800,2100 and 2600 MHz) auctions. So far our spectrum advisory support has been directly impacting over EUR 1bn of European spectrum investments/state proceeds.
Analysis highlight: A critical look into the uncertain future of open mobile internet access in Europe
This report was commissioned by Viestintävirasto, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority in May 2014.

Rewheel/Digital Fuel Monitor was the first consultancy to detect and report an alarming market development that threatens the future of open mobile internet access in Europe. Big EU telcos, eager to take full control of the online media and cloud markets, are forcing consumers to their own media and cloud applications by severely restricting open mobile internet access volume allowances while at the same time not counting the volume generated by their own media and cloud apps in the end-users’ usage allowances. Will Europe turn a blind eye to this?

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Digital Fuel Monitor
Digital Fuel Monitor (link) is Rewheel's subscription service. Premium subscribers inlcude many European mobile operators and prominent telecom and media regulators like the Finnish Ficora, the British Ofcom and the Irish ComReg.
Q4 2014 DFMonitor update has been released.
There have been major price movements since Q1 on both sides of the Atlantic after permitting (EU) versus blocking (US) significant market consolidations. Q4 update will be available for permium subscribers
Client profiles
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority

viestintavirasto.fi
Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries

ofcom.org.uk
Indostrifonden, Swedish government investment foundation

industrifonden.se
Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Germany
bundesnetzagentur.de
Commission for Communications Regulation
Ireland

comreg.ie
National Media and Infocommunications Authority Hungary

nmhh.hu
Nordic market leader convergent operator group

ETNO member
Western European mobile-only operation of a global fixed-line incumbent telecom group

ETNO member
Western European mobile-only number 4 challenger

Mobile Challengers member
Western European mobile-only operator belonging to an incumbent EU telecom group

ECTA member
Western European mobile-only operator belonging to an incumbent EU telecom group

ETNO member
Western European market leader mobile-only operator
Central Eastern European independent mobile-only challenger

ECTA member
Central Eastern European mobile-only operation of a global telecom group

ECTA member
Central Eastern European market leader mobile operator of a regional telecom group

ETNO member
Southern European nr. 3 convergent operator

ECTA member
Eastern European mobile-only operator of a global telecom group

ETNO member
Eastern European progressive mobile data-only challenger
Central Eastern European investors of a new entrant mobile-only operator
a leading global investment bank
a leading US policy control solution supplier
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