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Transforming telecommunications technologies--policy and regulation

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  • Martin Cave
  • Keiko Hatta

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The replacement of copper telecommunications networks by fibre-based next-generation networks (NGN) capable of providing high-speed broadband services requires substantial investment and a regulatory regime designed to encourage it. The paper identifies which technologies are capable of supporting NGN and considers what changes to the regulatory regime are required to elicit them in competitive, non-competitive, and non-commercial geographical areas. In non-competitive areas there is likely to be trade-off between the timing of investment and nature of concessions offered to constructors. Governments are also considering investment in NGN, either separately from or as part of a recovery package, and the paper discusses the justification for such investments. Copyright 2009, Oxford University Press.

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  • Martin Cave & Keiko Hatta, 2009. "Transforming telecommunications technologies--policy and regulation," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 25(3), pages 488-505, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxford:v:25:y:2009:i:3:p:488-505
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    1. Juan José Ganuza & Karla Perca & Maria Fernanda Viecens Trocello, 2010. "Las Redes de Nueva Generación en España. Situación actual y retos para el futuro," Economic Reports 02-2010, FEDEA.
    2. Martin Cave, 2012. "Policy and Regulation for Next Generation Networks," Chapters,in: Regulation and the Performance of Communication and Information Networks, chapter 5 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Tselekounis, Markos & Varoutas, Dimitris & Martakos, Drakoulis, 2014. "A CDS approach to induce facilities-based competition over NGA networks," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 311-331.
    4. Isabel Soares & Paula Sarmento, 2012. "Unbundling in the Telecommunications and the Electricity Sectors: How Far should it Go?," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(4), pages 157-194.
    5. Ragoobar, Tricia & Whalley, Jason & Harle, David, 2011. "Public and private intervention for next-generation access deployment: Possibilities for three European countries," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(9), pages 827-841.
    6. Crandall, Robert W. & Eisenach, Jeffrey A. & Ingraham, Allan T., 2013. "The long-run effects of copper-loop unbundling and the implications for fiber," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 262-281.
    7. repec:ers:journl:v:xv:y:2012:i:sie:p:157-194 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. Howell, Bronwyn & Sadowski, Bert, 2014. "Anatomy of a Public-Private Partnership: Hold-up and regulatory risk in an NGN PPP," 20th ITS Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro 2014: The Net and the Internet - Emerging Markets and Policies 106872, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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