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Competition, convergence and asymmetry in telecommunications regulation

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  • Perrucci, Antonio
  • Cimatoribus, Michela

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This paper presents a summary of the theoretical debate on the advantages and disadvantages of asymmetric regulation. Recent positions on this debate can be broadly divided into two categories: (1) supporters of symmetric regulation; and (2) supporters of asymmetric regulation. The authors then analyse recent regulatory reform in France, Germany, the UK and US (with references to European Union policy) in terms of whether local policies on entry (licensing, cross-sector entry) and operation in a market (interconnection and access, unbundling and number portability) are more or less asymmetric. The analysis has brought to light a number of macrotrends that may be useful in determining policy guidelines.

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  • Perrucci, Antonio & Cimatoribus, Michela, 1997. "Competition, convergence and asymmetry in telecommunications regulation," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 493-512, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:21:y:1997:i:6:p:493-512
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    1. C├ędric Clastres & Laurent David, 2009. "The impact of asymmetric regulation on surplus and welfare: the case of gas release programmes," OPEC Energy Review, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, vol. 33(2), pages 97-110, June.
    2. Paul de Bijl & Martin Peitz, 2002. "New Competition in Telecommunications Markets: Regulatory Pricing Principles," CESifo Working Paper Series 678, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. J. Alejandro Tirado, 2005. "The Mexican fixed national long distance market: evidence of monopoly power," EconoQuantum, Revista de Economia y Negocios, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Departamento de Metodos Cuantitativos y Maestria en Economia., vol. 1(2), pages 103-123, Enero-Jun.

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