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Regulatory legacy, VoIP adoption, and investment incentives

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

The introduction of VoIP telephony raises concerns about current regulatory practice. Access regulation has been designed for PSTN and the liberalization of the PSTN market. This paper explores the effects of access regulation of PSTN networks on consumers' adoption of a new technology in the form of VoIP. It also discusses the link between access regulation and the incentives to invest in VoIP.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

Volume (Year): 34 (2010)
Issue (Month): 10 (November)
Pages: 596-605

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Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:34:y:2010:i:10:p:596-605
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  1. de Bijl, P.W.J. & Peitz, M., 2005. "Local Loop Unbundling in Europe : Experience, Prospects and Policy Challenges," Discussion Paper 2005-008, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
  2. 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, vol. 4(3), pages 10-15, October.
  3. Paul de Bijl & M. Peitz, 2008. "Innovation, convergence and the role of regulation in the Netherlands and beyond," CPB Discussion Paper 108, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  4. Paul Bijl & Martin Peitz, 2009. "Access regulation and the adoption of VoIP," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 111-134, April.
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