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VoIP Regulation in Canada


Marcel Boyer


University of Montreal - Department of Economics; Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)

Catherine Mercier


Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)

November 2005

CIRANO Scientific Series Working Paper No. 2005s-36

Abstract:     
The CRTC recently released Regulatory Framework for Voice Communication Services using Internet Protocol (Decision 2005-28), Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-28, setting out the details of the appropriate regulatory regime applicable to the provision of VoIP services. This commentary aims to comment on the CRTC decision: we present a brief overview of Decision 2005-28, we then consider the positions of incumbents and competitors, and finally we comment on the above interventions in light of the economic theory of regulation and the theory of strategic competition. We conclude that the predominant model underlying the positions not only of the CRTC but also of the parties involved, including the firms themselves, both the incumbents and the new entrants, and their respective business consultants, is rooted in an economic theory of a past forever foregone era.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: Telecommunications, Regulation, VoIP

JEL Classification: L13, L51, L96

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Date posted: January 2, 2006  

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Boyer, Marcel and Mercier, Catherine, VoIP Regulation in Canada (November 2005). CIRANO Scientific Series Working Paper No. 2005s-36. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=873355 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.873355

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Marcel Boyer (Contact Author)
University of Montreal - Department of Economics ( email )
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Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Canada
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Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)
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Catherine Mercier
Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO) ( email )
2020 rue University, 25th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Canada
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