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Bill and Keep as the Efficient Interconnection Regime?

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  • Wright Julian

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    (University of Auckland)

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In this paper I review the recent paper by DeGraba (2000) that proposes a version of Bill and Keep (called COBAK) as the efficient interconnection regime. I argue while the proposed interconnection regime is suitable for some types of interconnection it would be quite undesirable for others. I show that whether the COBAK approach is suitable for a particular type of interconnection depends on, among other things, the importance of network externalities and on the willingness of called parties versus calling parties to pay for calls.

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

Volume (Year): 1 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-7

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:1:y:2002:i:1:n:3

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Cited by:
  1. Elena GALLO, 2008. "Is There a "Right" Charging Principle with the NGN Advent?," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(72), pages 33-50, 4th quart.
  2. Harbord, David & Pagnozzi, Marco, 2008. "On-Net/Off-Net Price Discrimination and 'Bill-and-Keep' vs. 'Cost-Based' Regulation of Mobile Termination Rates," MPRA Paper 14540, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Ingo Vogelsang, 2003. "Price Regulation of Access to Telecommunications Networks," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 41(3), pages 830-862, September.
  4. Cunningham, Brendan M. & Alexander, Peter J. & Candeub, Adam, 2010. "Network growth: Theory and evidence from the mobile telephone industry," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 91-102, March.
  5. Dewenter, Ralf & Kruse, Jörn, 2011. "Calling party pays or receiving party pays? The diffusion of mobile telephony with endogenous regulation," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 107-117, March.

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