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Future policy in telecommunications: an analytical framework

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  • Paul de Bijl

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  • Marcel Canoy
  • M. Bennett

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CPB investigates future policy issues within the telecommunication sector with the aid of so-called 'exogenous developments'. �The aim is to analyse a limited number of developments that are exogenous to policymakers. The policy issues that emerge depend mainly on the trade-off between so-called static and dynamic efficiency. The three exogenous developments we consider are: growth of internet through mobile, the outpacing of demand for supply of broad band internet access, and the concentration and consolidation of the European mobile industry. This paper describes the policy trade-offs for each of the exogenous developments, charts the likely development of the industry given certain key drivers, and suggests ways in which the market can be pushed towards the optimum state of high dynamic and high static efficiency. This work is co-financed by OPTA.

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Paper provided by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in its series CPB Document with number 5.

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Date of creation: Jun 2001
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  1. Marcel Canoy & S. Onderstal, 2003. "Tight oligopolies: in search of proportionate remedies," CPB Document 29, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  2. Henry van der Wiel, 2001. "Does ICT boost Dutch productivity growth?," CPB Document 16, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  3. Machiel van Dijk & Bert Minne & Machiel Mulder & Henry van der Wiel & J. Poort, 2005. "Do market failures hamper the perspectives of broadband?," CPB Document 102, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  4. Machiel van Dijk & Machiel Mulder, 2005. "Regulation of telecommunication and deployment of broadband," CPB Memorandum 131, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  5. Viktória Kocsis & Paul Bijl, 2007. "Network neutrality and the nature of competition between network operators," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 159-184, August.
  6. Fabienne Ilzkovitz & Roderick Meiklejohn, 2003. "European Merger Control: Do We Need an Efficiency Defence?," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 3(1), pages 57-85, March.

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