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Economics of Compatibility Standards and Competition in Telecommunication Networks.

Abstract:

The pro- and anti-competitive implications of technical compatibility standards are introduced in general terms and then applied to current issues in telecommunications policy. The demand and supply for standards under regulated monopoly and the transition to deregulation and competitive entry create a tradeoff between the traditional goal of achieving positive externalities from interconnection and the alternative goal of providing enhanced service offerings that may involve sacrificing univ...

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Journal:
Information Economics and Policy More from this journal
Volume:
6
Publication date:
1994-01-01
ISSN:
0167-6245
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:ab606b32-facc-44f0-9023-9979547ae0b4
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12654
Deposit date:
2011-08-15

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