Mobile Telephony in the UK

Regulation Initiative Working Paper No. 15

Posted: 30 Dec 2003

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Mark Armstrong

University College London - Department of Economics

Date Written: September 1997

Abstract

This paper discusses aspects of recent policy towards mobile telephony in the UK including (i) the level of retail charges for calls from fixed to mobile networks (ii) the level of connection subsidies offered by mobile network. A formal model of the market is introduced, which offers a direct linkage between call termination rates and the level of connection subsidy.

This provides a framework for discussing the ideal level of call termination charges on mobile networks, a topic of current controversy in the UK.

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, Mark, Mobile Telephony in the UK (September 1997). Regulation Initiative Working Paper No. 15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=322484

Mark Armstrong (Contact Author)

University College London - Department of Economics ( email )

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