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Local Loop Unbundling and Bitstream Access, regulatory practice in Europe and the U.S. /, Johannes M. Bauer, Per Björstedt, Erik Bohlin, Elena Gallo, Anders Henten, Sven Lindmark, Martijn Poel, Enzo Pontarollo, Knud Erik Skouby, Jason Whalley

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Local Loop Unbundling and Bitstream Access, regulatory practice in Europe and the U.S. /, Johannes M. Bauer, Per Björstedt, Erik Bohlin, Elena Gallo, Anders Henten, Sven Lindmark, Martijn Poel, Enzo Pontarollo, Knud Erik Skouby, Jason Whalley
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Local Loop Unbundling and Bitstream Access
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Johannes M. Bauer, Per Björstedt, Erik Bohlin, Elena Gallo, Anders Henten, Sven Lindmark, Martijn Poel, Enzo Pontarollo, Knud Erik Skouby, Jason Whalley
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regulatory practice in Europe and the U.S. /
Summary
Despite new developments and improvements in different telecommunication infrastructures such as the upgrade of cable and mobile networks and the increasing use of WLAN connections to the internet, the regulation of traditional narrow- and broadband networks continues to be one of the major issues in telecommunications policies. In view of the vertical structure of telecommunication markets and presumably inefficient investments associated with the duplication of fixed network infrastructures, regulatory policies in many countries continue to focus on access and interconnection provisions as well as on wholesale obligations in order to establish conditions that allow efficient market entry and competition. Taking the New European Regulatory Framework established in 2002 and national differences with respect to institutional settings and initial market structures as a starting point, the following chapters analyse regulatory policies and experiences in five European countries, namely: Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The final chapter considers the regulatory approach employed in the U.S. where the regulatory policy changed dramatically during the last few years.1 All the chapters focus on regulation concerning local loop and bitstream access. Impediments to the implementation of regulation and litigations thereof will be also described. Additionally, regulation of downstream wholesale and retail markets will be discussed to the extent that the respective regulatory measures can be expected to affect firms’ investment and entry decisions. In analyzing market structures and the development of competition between national incumbents and new market entrants, the chapters also provide an assessment of the actual impact of regulatory interventions
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