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Various wholesale price equilibria for mobile virtual network operators


  • Song, Jae-Do


In this paper, various equilibria are analyzed according to the leader-follower relationship between vertically integrated incumbents when downstream entries are present. This analysis broadens our understanding of the incentives involved in deciding the wholesale price, which can be applied to explain the different situations of diffusion of mobile virtual network operators in the telecommunications market. Several implications are derived to facilitate effective policy formulation and management.

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  • Song, Jae-Do, 2010. "Various wholesale price equilibria for mobile virtual network operators," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(10), pages 633-648, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:34:y:2010:i:10:p:633-648

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    1. Covadonga Gijón Tascón & Teresa Garín-Muñoz, & Teodosio Pérez-Amaral, 2012. "Satisfaction and protection of individual mobile telecommunications consumers," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 2012-21, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
    2. Garrido, Elisabet & Whalley, Jason, 2013. "Competition in wholesale markets: Do MNOs compete to host MVNOs?," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 1124-1141.


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