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International Traffic Termination


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This report examines measures taken in countries that have restricted the ability for markets to set termination charges for incoming international telecommunication traffic by mandating rates below which no market player can diverge. The report explores empirically the effects of the introduction of such policies and finds that an increase of these termination charges reduces traffic (measured by minutes or calls) in such a way that the expected increase in revenue, given the rise of the termination charge, may be countervailed. Thus, the report concludes that these practices are not in the best interest of the countries where they have been introduced or of countries paying the higher termination rates.

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  • Oecd, 2014. "International Traffic Termination," OECD Digital Economy Papers 238, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stiaab:238-en

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