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Prevention of Competition by Competition Law: Unbundling on Fiber-Optic Networks in Japan


Naoaki Minamihashi


Bank of Canada

May 25, 2011

TPRC 2011

Abstract:     
This paper studies that a regulation that promotes competition in one market may decrease competition in other related markets. I …nd that unbundling regulation prevents new providers from building fiber-optic network constructions in Japan from 2005 to 2009. In particular, when a new technology is introduced, unbundling regulation has an oligopolization effect on the regulated firms. This finding in the Japanese telecommunications industry suggests that unbundling regulation during periods of new technology diffusion may reduce the price of service but also decrease competition in the infrastructure market.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 42

Keywords: Unbundling, FTTH, Entry and Exit, Dynamic Game, Fiber-optic Networks

JEL Classification: K21, L43, L96

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Date posted: January 29, 2012  

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Minamihashi, Naoaki, Prevention of Competition by Competition Law: Unbundling on Fiber-Optic Networks in Japan (May 25, 2011). TPRC 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1992948

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Naoaki Minamihashi (Contact Author)
Bank of Canada ( email )
234 Wellington Street
Ontario, Ottawa K1A 0G9
Canada
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