Access Regulation and the Transition from Copper to …Fiber Networks in Telecoms

36 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2013 Last revised: 21 Jan 2014

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Marc Bourreau

Telecom ParisTech

Carlo Cambini

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

Pinar Dogan

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: October 8, 2013

Abstract

In this paper we study the impact of different forms of access obligations on firms’ incentives to migrate from the legacy copper network to next generation broadband infrastructures. We analyze geographically differential access prices of copper (that depend on whether or not an alternative fiber network has been deployed in the area) and ex-ante access obligations for fiber networks. We discuss how these regulatory schemes fare in addressing the tension among different objectives, such as the promotion of static efficiency, fostering investments in new infrastructures, and avoiding unnecessary duplication of (fiber) networks.

Keywords: Access pricing, Investment, Next generation networks

JEL Classification: L96, L51

Suggested Citation

Bourreau, Marc and Cambini, Carlo and Dogan, Pinar, Access Regulation and the Transition from Copper to …Fiber Networks in Telecoms (October 8, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279328 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2279328

Marc Bourreau

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