VoIP Regulation in Canada

CIRANO Scientific Series Working Paper No. 2005s-36

39 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2006  

Marcel Boyer

CIRANO, Université de Monréal

Catherine Mercier

Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)

Date Written: November 2005

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.

Keywords: Telecommunications, Regulation, VoIP

JEL Classification: L13, L51, L96

Suggested Citation

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

Marcel Boyer (Contact Author)

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Catherine Mercier

Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO) ( email )

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