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Competition for access provision: Infrastructure upgrades with spillovers

Noriaki Matsushima and Keizo Mizuno

25th European Regional ITS Conference, Brussels 2014 from International Telecommunications Society (ITS)

Abstract: We examine a game of competition with access provision in which service quality is endogenously determined through infrastructure upgrades with spillovers. There are two types of equilibria in the free competition regime. In particular, voluntary access provision with an access charge higher than access cost occurs in equilibrium, irrespective of the degree of spillover and the investment cost. However, foreclosure also occurs in equilibrium when the degree of spillover is small and the investment cost is low. We also show that, when voluntary access provision occurs in equilibrium, access regulation is socially desirable only if the degree of spillover is small and the investment cost is high. On the contrary, access regulation is socially desirable in the broader range of investment cost under foreclosure than under voluntary access provision.

Keywords: access provision; infrastructure upgrades; foreclosure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L43 L51 L96 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-ind, nep-pbe and nep-reg
Date: 2014
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