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How will telecommunications bundles impact competition and regulatory analysis?

Pedro Pereira and João Vareda

Telecommunications Policy, 2013, vol. 37, issue 6, 530-539

Abstract: In this article, one makes two points about the impact of bundles on competition and regulatory policy. First, one argues that the growing importance of bundles requires an adjustment in the current framework of relevant product markets for individual services, and that the traditional tools of competition policy, namely the SSNIP test, can be adjusted to deal with these new circumstances. Second, one argues that the technological and behavioral changes, underlying the emergence of bundles, call for a shift of emphasis in regulatory policy from ensuring access to the incumbent’s fixed telecommunications network services to ensuring access to television content.

Keywords: Bundles; Relevant product market; Regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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