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  • Jason WHALLEY

    (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

  • Peter CURWEN

    (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on functional separation. After recounting the circumstances that culminated in the imposition of functional separation within the UK, the paper highlights the difficulties that have been encountered subsequent to the creation of Openreach. Functional separation developments outside the UK are then described and doubts raised as to whether the Openreach model is appropriate for other markets.

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    Article provided by IDATE, Com&Strat dept. in its journal Communications & Strategies.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 71 (3rd quarter)
    Pages: 145-168

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    Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs7106

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    Keywords: Openreach; functional separation; UK.;

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    1. Bijl, P.W.J. de & Peitz, M., 2005. "Local Loop Unbundling in Europe: Experience, Prospects and Policy Challenges," Discussion Paper 2005-008, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
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    Cited by:
    1. Mariana Cunha & Paula Sarmento, 2012. "Does Vertical Integration Promote Downstream Incomplete Collusion? An Evaluation of Static and Dynamic Stability," FEP Working Papers 465, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    2. Harnisch, Christian, 2009. "Funktionale Separierung als strategisches Regulierungsinstrument auf dem europäischen Telekommunikationsmarkt," Arbeitspapiere 83, Westfälsche Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Institut für Genossenschaftswesen.
    3. Isabel Soares & Paula Sarmento, 2012. "Unbundling in the Telecommunications and the Electricity Sectors: How Far should it Go?," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(Special I), pages 157-194.

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