Ex-Ante Regulation and Co-Investment in the Transition to Next Generation Access

21 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2012  

Marc Bourreau

Telecom ParisTech; CREST

Carlo Cambini

Politecnico di Torino & EUI - Florence School of Regulation; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Steffen Hoernig

Nova School of Business and Economics

Date Written: February 7, 2012

Abstract

Investments in Next Generation Access Networks (NGANs) ask for a new set of regulatory remedies. This paper contributes to this debate by focusing on three issues: the migration from the legacy copper network to the NGA infrastructure, and how wholesale pricing regulation might affect this process; the introduction of differentiated wholesale remedies according to geographical differences in NGAN deployment; the impact of co-investment decisions on market outcomes and their interplay with access regulation. Using the recent economic literature, arguments and possible guidelines are proposed, which might be useful to regulators and policy makers.

Keywords: next generation access networks, investment, access regulation

JEL Classification: L96, L51

Suggested Citation

Bourreau, Marc and Cambini, Carlo and Hoernig, Steffen, Ex-Ante Regulation and Co-Investment in the Transition to Next Generation Access (February 7, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2000694 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2000694

Marc Bourreau (Contact Author)

Telecom ParisTech ( email )

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France

CREST

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Carlo Cambini

Politecnico di Torino & EUI - Florence School of Regulation ( email )

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Italy
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European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Florence 50014
Italy

Steffen Hoernig

Nova School of Business and Economics ( email )

Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Campolide
Lisboa, 1099-032
Portugal
+351-213801600 (Phone)

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