Wettbewerb im deutschen Mobilfunkmarkt
AbstractThis paper studies competition in the German market for mobile telecommunications, motivated by recent suggestions that T-Mobile and Vodafone possess a position of collective dominance. Allegedly, their position of joint dominance is secured through a combination of first-mover advantages and discrimination between on-net and off-net prices. While our qualitative analysis remains inconclusive, as some factors tend to favour collusion while others make collusion more difficult to sustain, our empirical analysis suggests that T-Mobile and Vodafone cannot act independently of their smaller rivals, but that they are disciplined by their smaller competitors' offerings. --
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Date of creation: 2010
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Wettbewerb; Mobilfunk; Telekommunikation; kollektive Marktbeherrschung;
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- NEP-ALL-2010-11-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2010-11-13 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-GER-2010-11-13 (German Papers)
- NEP-ICT-2010-11-13 (Information & Communication Technologies)
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