Regulation and Entry into Telecommunications Markets

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 9, 2003 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
This book analyses telecommunications markets from early to mature competition, filling the gap between the existing economic literature on competition and the real-life application of theory to policy. Paul De Bijl and Martin Peitz focus on both the transitory and the persistent asymmetries between telephone companies, investigating the extent to which access price and retail price regulation stimulate both short- and long-term competition. They explore and compare various settings, such as non-linear versus linear pricing, facilities-based versus unbundling-based or carrier-select-based competition, non-segmented versus segmented markets. On the basis of their analysis, De Bijl and Peitz then formulate guidelines for policy. This book is a valuable resource for academics, regulators and telecommunications professionals. It is accompanied by simulation programs devised by the authors both to establish and to illustrate their results.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Telecommunications
10
3 The basic model
38
4 Facilitiesbased entry in a nonsegmented market
87
5 Nonfacilitiesbased entry in a nonsegmented market
114
alternative pricing strategies
142
7 Nontargeted entry in a segmented market
185
8 Targeted entry
216
9 Concluding remarks
241
sample simulation program
252
Bibliography
265
Index
271
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About the author (2003)

PAUL DE BIJL is currently a senior staff member at the Ministry of Finance, The Hague.

MARTIN PEITZ is Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, affiliated to the University of Frankfurt.

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