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OECD unbundled local loop pricing


Madden, G and Bohlin, E and Ahmad, H and Tran, T, OECD unbundled local loop pricing, Telecommunications Policy, 37, (11) pp. 1033-1045. ISSN 0308-5961 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2013.02.003


This study examines OECD fully unbundled and line sharing monthly wholesale prices for 20022008. The results are informative with economic analysis appearing to inform regulator decision making. However, with the cost proxy (viz., copper-wage relative price, population density, urbanisation and business line penetration), regulator costing methods (long run incremental and fully allocated cost), and time trend arguments only explaining approximately 40% of the price variation there remains ample unexplained variation, and political and institutional variables may help reduce this. Finally, both price series are subject to increasingly rapid value declines, although the patterns are somewhat distinct. This suggests that initial prices are truly transitory.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:local loop unbundeling, interim pricing, fixed line telephone networks
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Communications engineering
Research Field:Communications engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Network systems and services
UTAS Author:Ahmad, H (Dr Hasnat Ahmad)
ID Code:111760
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-10-05
Last Modified:2017-12-07

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