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Liberalisation of Telecommunications in Russia


  • Ekaterina Markova

    (Europäisches Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen (EIIW))


This paper analyses the process of and problems with development of telecommunications in Russia and focuses on the issue of liberalisation, i.e., opening the market to the forces of competition as a means of improving telecommunications infrastructure and the provision of services. We give an overview of trends in the Russian telecommunications sector and investigate the main bottlenecks for its expansion. Moreover the structure of the Russian telecommunications industry as well as the current competitive situation are described and analysed. Finally, we examine the Russian Government's policies in the area of telecommunications reform, with particular focus on the implementation and progress of liberalisation. This includes an analysis of cross-subsidisation, monopoly retention, state intervention through pro-competitive policies and regulations as well as providing universal services.

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  • Ekaterina Markova, 2003. "Liberalisation of Telecommunications in Russia," EIIW Discussion paper disbei118, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
  • Handle: RePEc:bwu:eiiwdp:disbei118

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    Liberalisation; Telecommunications; Russia;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
    • P20 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Socialist and Transition Economies - - - General


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