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Market Asymmetries and Investments in Next Generation Access Networks

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  • Inderst Roman

    (University of Frankfurt)

  • Peitz Martin

    (University of Mannheim)

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This paper investigates firms’ incentives to innovate in Next Generation Access Networks. The market is initially asymmetric because one firm owns an "old" technology. This operator or its competitor may invest in a new access network. We focus on regulation of the old technology and show that a higher regulated access fee for the old technology leads to lower incentives to invest for the firm owning the old access network, while its competitor has stronger incentives to invest. We extend the analysis to privately negotiated access contracts for and access regulation of the new technology.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Network Economics.

Volume (Year): 11 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-27

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:11:y:2012:i:1:n:2

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Cited by:
  1. Parcu, Pier Luigi & Silvestri, Virginia, 2013. "Electronic communications regulation in Europe: An overview of past and future problems," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88509, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  2. Pier Luigi Parcu, 2013. "Electronic Communications Regulation in Europe: An Overview of Past and Future Problems," RSCAS Working Papers 2013/92, European University Institute.
  3. Balmer, Roberto, 2013. "Geographic Regulation and Cooperative Investment in Next Generation Broadband Networks - A Review of Recent Literature and Practical Cases," MPRA Paper 54080, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Tselekounis, Markos & Xylogianni, Eirini & Varoutas, Dimitris & Martakos, Drakoulis, 2013. "Geographically differentiated NGA deployment," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88533, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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