We mean that would-be competitors decide to aid each other instead.
But that approach has floundered because of squabbles over what the would-be competitors should pay the existing local company.
Not all the would-be competitors will be successful, of course.
But the trade agreement forced Japanese companies to at least let would-be foreign competitors seek business, he said.
Backed by funds, he was in a position to defy would-be competitors.
The business, with 24 full-size buses, has thus far vanquished would-be competitors.
Woodward so dominates the genre that most would-be competitors have run up the white flag.
To protect their investment in the trials, the firms do not make the results available to small would-be competitors.
It could also discourage would-be local competitors from building their own operations to compete with the Bells.
In the local telephone market, would-be competitors have had to use local phone company lines, at prices set by regulators.