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A Strategic Guide on Two-Sided Markets Applied to the ISP Market

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  • Cortade, Thomas

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This paper looks at a new body of literature that deals with two-sided markets and focuses on the Internet Service Provider (ISP) segment. ISPs seem to act as a platform enabling transactions between web sites and end consumers. We propose a strategic guide for ISPs that covers features of two-sided markets such as strong externalities and discuss how these market characteristics can affect competition policy.

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  • Cortade, Thomas, 2006. "A Strategic Guide on Two-Sided Markets Applied to the ISP Market," MPRA Paper 2602, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2602
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    1. Wulf, Jochen & Limbach, Felix & Zarnekow, Rüdiger, 2010. "Analysis of QoS Platform Cooperation Strategies," 21st European Regional ITS Conference, Copenhagen 2010: Telecommunications at new crossroads - Changing value configurations, user roles, and regulation 39, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    2. Pieter Ballon & Nils Walravens & Antonietta Spedalieri & Claudio Venezia, 2010. "The Reconfiguration of Mobile Service Provision: Towards Platform Business Models," Chapters,in: Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures, chapter 12 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Buchinger, Uschi & Spek, Sander & Ranaivoson, Heritiana & Lindmark, Sven, 2014. "Towards a typology for B2B application platforms," 25th European Regional ITS Conference, Brussels 2014 101382, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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    Keywords

    Platform; externalities; price allocation; competition policy;

    JEL classification:

    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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