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Platform Competition in Telecommunications

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  • Church, Jeffrey
  • Gandal, Neil

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In this Paper we consider the economics of platform competition in telecommunications. Platform competition occurs when different, sometimes incompatible, technologies compete to provide telecommunications services to end-users. Battles between competing technologies have been an important feature of telecommunications in the last twenty or so years. Examples of platform competition in telecommunications include wireless vs. wireline networks, competing wireless options, such as satellite vs. cellular, and, within cellular, different digital standards.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 4659.

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Date of creation: Oct 2004
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:4659

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