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The Competitiveness of Mobile Telephony across the European Union

Lukasz Grzybowski

International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2008, vol. 15, issue 1, 99-115

Abstract: This paper analyses the competitiveness of the mobile telecommunications industry across the European Union. A structural model of demand and supply has been estimated for annual data on 15 EU countries from 1998 to 2002. Estimates of country-specific conjectural variations allow us to compare the competitiveness of mobile telephony across the EU, and can offer an alternative to the evaluation of competition based on direct cross-country price comparisons. Average industry conjectural variations decrease over time as a result of regulation. The liberalization of fixed telephone lines and the introduction of number portability for mobiles increase the competitiveness of the mobile industry.

Keywords: Regulatory Policy; Structural Model; Conjectural Variation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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DOI: 10.1080/13571510701830549

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