Economist: The great telecoms crash

Commentary from the Economist about “the biggest and fastest rise and fall in business history”.

The telecoms bust is some ten times bigger than the better-known dotcom crash: the rise and fall of telecoms may indeed qualify as the largest bubble in history. Telecoms firms have run up total debts of around $1 trillion. And as if this were not enough, the industry has also disgraced itself by using fraudulent accounting tricks in an attempt to conceal the scale of the disaster.

Ten times bigger…!

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