I have been following the company known as Iliiad the owners of the Free brand in France since I sat a few tables away from their founder at the now shuttered Atelier Berger (it has since reopened under new owners and new name A La Margauritte and is quite good as well.
Free disrupted telecom first with uber-fast Internet, free TV access and really cheap international calling via a single box that connected over the fiber to the home or ADSL networks. Earlier this year, they came out with their mobile offer, slashing costs and giving the French consumers a real choice and cost savings.
Now, in socialist fashion, the regulators are looking at how Free is going to cause jobs to be lost within the old line mobile operators (Orange, which is state owned, SFR which is owned by Vivendi and operated by Vodafone) and third ranked Bouygues Telecom. What they are challenging is the smart deals negotiated under the prior pro-capitalist regime that has been displaced by the new, more socialist regime.
It's pure silliness, and an example of Anti-Greed, which was the premise of Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. Instead of supporting innovation and disruption of the old-guard, the socialist regime, is looking to keep the rich in power, rich. While preventing the next generation from achieving success. Boy does that sound familier.