Network Externality Premiums and International Telecommunication Traffic Exchange
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to examine the economic impact of proposals to add a non-cost “premium” to international telecommunication charges. This work follows up on earlier OECD work which examined international traffic exchange. The paper concludes that attempts to use non-market methods, and distort prices, is likely to have negative implications for the provision of international telecommunication services and that competition is acting to more efficiently meet policy goals.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Digital Economy Papers with number 152.
Date of creation: 15 Apr 2009
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