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Local Loop Unbundling in Europe: Experience, Prospects and Policy Challenges

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  • de Bijl, Paul W.J.
  • Peitz, Martin

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This paper discusses the development of local loop unbundling in telecommunications markets throughout the European Union. It elaborates on the regulatory framework in Europe and provides an overview of recent experiences in Europe. Different types of unbundling, allowing for different types of entry and services provided by entrants, are discussed. This paper also explores the challenges for policy and regulation that arise because of unbundling and recent, related technological developments in the markets for fixed voice telephony and broadband internet access, particularly the emergence of packet-switched telephony such as VoIP.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2511.

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Keywords: local-loop unbundling; VoIP; telecommunications; regulation;

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  1. Bijl, P.W.J. de & Peitz, M., 2004. "Unbundling the Local Loop: One-Way Access and Imperfect Competition," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center 2004-025, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
  2. de Bijl,Paul & Peitz,Martin, 2003. "Regulation and Entry into Telecommunications Markets," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521808378.
  3. M. Bourreau & P. Dogan, . "Unbundling the Local Loop," Working Paper 33648, Harvard University OpenScholar.
  4. C. Doyle, 2000. "Local loop unbundling and regulatory risk," Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Intersentia, Intersentia, vol. 1(1), pages 33-55, September.
  5. Bijl, P.W.J. de & Peitz, M., 2004. "Dynamic Regulation and Entry in Telecommunications Markets: A Policy Framework," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center 2004-010, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
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  1. Paul Bijl & Martin Peitz, 2009. "Access regulation and the adoption of VoIP," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 111-134, April.
  2. Bauer, Johannes M. & Shim, Woohyun, 2012. "Regulation and digital innovation: Theory and evidence," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 60364, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  3. Nikolaos Georgantzis & Carlos Gutiérrez-Hita, 2008. "Service provision on a network with endogenous consumption capacity," Working Papers. Serie AD, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) 2008-01, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  4. Daniel Montolio & Francesc Trillas & Elisa Trujillo-Baute, 2014. "Regulatory environment and firm performance in EU telecommunications services," Working Papers 2014/15, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  5. Okamoto, Yoshikazu & Nakamura, Akihiro, 2013. "The influence of local loop unbundling on investment by incumbent telecommunications operators in the OECD member countries," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88499, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  6. Bijl, P.W.J. de & Peitz, M., 2007. "Innovation, Convergence and the Role of Regulation in the Netherlands," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center 2007-016, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
  7. Baranes, Edmond & Bourreau, Marc, 2005. "An Economist's Guide to Local Loop Unbundling," MPRA Paper 2510, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Veith, Tobias, 2010. "The national regulatory structure against the background of the European regulatory system," ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research 10-089, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  9. de Bijl, Paul W.J. & Peitz, Martin, 2010. "Regulatory legacy, VoIP adoption, and investment incentives," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(10), pages 596-605, November.
  10. de Bijl, Paul & Peitz, Martin, 2008. "Innovation, convergence and the role of regulation in the Netherlands and beyond," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(11), pages 744-754, December.
  11. Paul de Bijl, 2005. "Structural Separation and Access in Telecommunications Markets," CESifo Working Paper Series 1554, CESifo Group Munich.
  12. Jason WHALLEY & Peter CURWEN, 2008. "Is Functional Separation BT-Style the Answer?," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(71), pages 145-168, 3rd quart.
  13. Rajabiun, Reza & Middleton, Catherine, 2013. "Regulation, investment and efficiency in the transition to next generation networks: Evidence from the European Union," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88536, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  14. Inderst, Roman & Peitz, Martin, 2011. "Netzzugang, Wettbewerb und Investitionen," ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research 11-025, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  15. Inderst, Roman & Peitz, Martin, 2012. "Network Investment, Access and Competition," MPRA Paper 53842, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  16. Paul de Bijl & Martin Peitz, 2006. "Broadband Access in Europe: Challenges for Policy and Regulation," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 4(3), pages 10-15, October.

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