Tag Archives: telecoms

Jun 27 2013

Are independent regulatory agencies necessarily better for efficient regulation? The case of communications regulation in Israel

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Delegation of communications regulation to independent authorities seems to be a well-accepted norm these days; the ‘best way to go’. In this post, Tal Sokol reflects on different regulatory models and offers an assement based on the case of Israel. Afetr … Continue reading

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Apr 22 2013

Regulatory Economics in New Telecom Markets: US and European Perspectives

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As part of the Fourth LSE Network Economy Forum, held on 25 March 2013, Johannes Bauer presented a keynote on regulatory economics in new telecom markets.  This post addresses Johannes’s key points on how the definition of telecom vs information … Continue reading

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Apr 9 2013

Consumer policy in telecoms: how far can market transparency take us?

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The increasing convergence of services, devices and content leads to a more complex digital market that affects both consumers and telecom providers. In this post, Claire Milne focuses on ideas about consumers and market transparency in the current telecom sector. … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2013

Ofcom’s plans to promote ‘participation’, but whose and in what?

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The consultation on Ofcom’s Draft Annual Plan 2013/14 ended on Friday 22 February. LSE’s Sonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt of the University of Leicester point out that despite a stated focus on “participation” and the “citizen interest” the plan needs … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2013

EU Telecoms Competition and Regulation: Paradoxes of Subsidiary and a Single Digital Market

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In a previous post, we addressed that the recent massive expansion of online services and mobile applications puts pressure on EU’s traditional telecoms to reassess their business structures.  Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood and Jonathan Liebenau reflect on the importance of a well-functioning … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2013

Usage Costs, Interconnection, and Regulation: remarks from Bill Lehr

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William Lehr, Research Associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the MIT provides a summary of points made during his participation in the Interconnection Workshop hosted by the LSE Network Economy Forum on 11 January 2013. … Continue reading

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Feb 12 2013

A Pricing Proposal: Regulation, nonlinear pricing and self-selecting tariffs

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In this post, James Alleman focuses on the negative welfare effects of the typical pricing structures found in the ICT sector. To enhance welfare, the author suggests, regulators should require ICT firms to bill their consumers the “best” price structure … Continue reading

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Jan 21 2013

The rise of digital services poses new challenges for Europe’s telecom operators and their regulators

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The massive expansion of online services and mobile applications in recent years means that many of Europe’s traditional telecoms operators must reassess their business structures to remain viable. Jonathan Liebenau, Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood and Patrik Karrberg look at the challenges now … Continue reading

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