de Bijl, Paul W.J. and Peitz, Martin (2005): Local Loop Unbundling in Europe: Experience, Prospects and Policy Challenges. Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 57 (March 2005): pp. 33-57.
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This paper discusses the development of local loop unbundling in telecommunications markets throughout the European Union. It elaborates on the regulatory framework in Europe and provides an overview of recent experiences in Europe. Different types of unbundling, allowing for different types of entry and services provided by entrants, are discussed. This paper also explores the challenges for policy and regulation that arise because of unbundling and recent, related technological developments in the markets for fixed voice telephony and broadband internet access, particularly the emergence of packet-switched telephony such as VoIP.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Communications & Strategies|
|Original Title:||Local Loop Unbundling in Europe: Experience, Prospects and Policy Challenges|
|Keywords:||local-loop unbundling; VoIP; telecommunications; regulation|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L50 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L43 - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O52 - Europe
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications
|Depositing User:||Sophie Nigon|
|Date Deposited:||02. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||15. Mar 2015 09:33|