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The impact of regulation on innovation capacity in the telecommunication sector

Author: Bc. Lenka Šperková
Year: 2013 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 83
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Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of efficiency and innovation capacity of regulatory measures in two major areas of telecommunication sector: voice telephony and broadband market. In the first part we introduce basic concepts connected with development and performance of voice telephony along with recent European regulatory measures connected to mobile termination rates (MTR) and possible externalities. Impact of introduction LRIC approach on prices of local calls is provided by econometric panel data model covering 17 countries from 2004 till 2011. We have found no significant impact. In the second part we study broadband market segmentation and performance in connection with application "ladder of investments" and "local loop unbundling" approaches. This model is tested on panel dataset of 23 countries in 2004-2010 period of time. Our findings include presence of positive relationship between all three forms of unbundled accesses with different magnitudes of effects. Following test of access payments impact on facility-based competition has detected that: high (average monthly) payments per fully unbundled access do not tend to have positive impact on number of entrants’ lines. Despite this result consolidation of our findings supports "ladder of investments" and "local loop unbundling" theory in...


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