Competition in European Telecom Markets
Communications & Strategies, No. 64, p. 17, 2006
12 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2007
In recent years, the European telecommunications market has witnessed major developments, with rapid expansion in access to telecommunications networks and a surge in the number of available services and applications. While many factors have contributed to the transformation of the telecommunications industry, competition has played a key role in driving telecom players to invest in new technologies, to innovate and to offer new services. Increased competitive pressure is being felt across all market segments, even though significant differences remain across services and countries. Broadband roll-out has allowed operators to offer multiple-play services, thereby transforming traditional segment boundaries and competitive market tructures.
Keywords: competition, access, convergence, multiple-play, fixed telephony, mobile services, broadband, VoIP, MVNO
JEL Classification: K23, l33, l40, l41, l50, l51, l94, l96
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