Promoting Next Generation Network Investment Through Adapted Performance Indices

8 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2012 Last revised: 14 Aug 2012

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Mathieu Tahon

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN

Koen Casier

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN

Sofie Verbrugge

Ghent University - iMinds

Didier Colle

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN

Mario Pickavet

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN

Date Written: March 30, 2012

Abstract

Broadband has been identified as a driver for economic growth, and the rollout of these networks is as such of key importance for Europe. Still, the observed rollout speed of NGAN networks is slower in Europe compared to the United States and Asia. The European Commission has identified this need and focuses on broadband coverage and high internet use penetration in its Digital Agenda for Europe. On national level, government and regulators have a twofold objective, translating this EU policy and stimulating competition in the retail market. Performance indices exist to visualize and quantify the performance of national and regional markets. These indices are typically used to show the historic performance of broadband markets. However, future oriented indices should be used to assess the impact of regulatory decisions on social welfare and on other market parties. We introduce such an index and show how it results in other regulatory outcomes compared with existing indices, in the case of wholesale access pricing.

Keywords: NGAN, performance indices, wholesale access pricing

Suggested Citation

Tahon, Mathieu and Casier, Koen and Verbrugge, Sofie and Colle, Didier and Pickavet, Mario, Promoting Next Generation Network Investment Through Adapted Performance Indices (March 30, 2012). 2012 TRPC, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2031570 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2031570

Mathieu Tahon (Contact Author)

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Koen Casier

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN ( email )

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Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen 9000
Belgium

Sofie Verbrugge

Ghent University - iMinds ( email )

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Didier Colle

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN ( email )

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Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen 9000
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Mario Pickavet

Ghent University - IBBT-IBCN ( email )

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Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen 9000
Belgium

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