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Regulation and Diffusion of Mobile Telecommunication Services: An Explorative Case Study Approach of Static and Dynamic Regulation in Mobile Telephony Regulation

Authors/Editors: Cardona, M.
Lüftl, A.
Published: 2009
Type: Articles in Refereed Proceedings (International)
ISBN/ISSN: 1703-4949
Published by: The Journal of Economic Asymmetries
: 6(2), pp. 83-108

Abstract

Regulation of mobile termination rates is implemented in many countries and disputed heavily in research literature for its effects. By classifying different regulatory approaches of cost calculation and symmetry into static and dynamic regulation, possible effects on diffusion are extracted. These effects on diffusion are investigated further by analyzing in detail the mobile termination regulation of four countries and contrasting it with the resulted diffusion. Though generally asymmetric regulation and generous cost accounting seem to foster diffusion, no strict relationship can be found.