Regulation and innovation in the telecommunications industry

This paper aims to introduce issues that relate regulation and innovation in the telecommunications industry. We try to address the following question: which types of regulatory schemes are likely to promote innovation in a fast-growing telecommunications industry? Section 2 analyses ex ante control by sector-specific regulation and ex post control by competition policies. Section 3 deals with the importance of compatibility hence regulation of standards in the telecommunications industry. Section 4 discusses the major issues pertaining to the relation between innovation and pricing on the one hand, and innovation and unbundling on the other. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Innovation, Pricing, Regulation, Telecommunications industry, Unbundling

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Language(s):English
AuthorsBourreau, Marc (France Télécom), Do¿an, Pinar (UT-1, University of Social Sciences, Toulouse, France)
Publisher:Elsevier Scence Ltd.
Keywords:Innovation, Pricing, Regulation, Telecommunications industry, Unbundling
Last update:2001