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Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures

Markets, Policies and Pricing Edited by Morten Falch, Center for Communication Media and Information Technology (CMI), Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark and Jan Markendahl, [email protected], Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures examines how current telecom infrastructures are transforming from dedicated networks supporting either voice, data or broadcasting services to converged networks that support a wide variety of communication services, often denoted as Next Generation Networks (NGN). A current key challenge is therefore to define strategies, which can stimulate demand and investments in NGN in order to ensure development of adequate information infrastructures. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative book explores the three key themes related to this challenge and to strategies for the stimulation of demand and supply for NGN: strategies for expansion of broadband, pricing in NGN and development and pricing of mobile services.
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Publication Date: 2010
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Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures examines how current telecom infrastructures are transforming from dedicated networks supporting either voice, data or broadcasting services to converged networks that support a wide variety of communication services, often denoted as Next Generation Networks (NGN). A current key challenge is therefore to define strategies, which can stimulate demand and investments in NGN in order to ensure development of adequate information infrastructures. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative book explores the three key themes related to this challenge and to strategies for the stimulation of demand and supply for NGN: strategies for expansion of broadband, pricing in NGN and development and pricing of mobile services.

This exciting work will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers of telecommunications policy, innovation and technology studies, as well as those concerned with regulation and governance.
‘. . . the book is highly informative on a major contemporary issue in telecommunications: investments in the transition to next generation networks. The contributions provide a wide range of perspectives on the issues including novel approaches. The many empirical contributions provide a bridge between theory and practice.’
– Wolter Lemstra, Competition and Regulation of Network Industries
Contributors: T.R. Alter, P. Ballon, L. Borwick, H. Bouwman, M. de Reuver, M. Falch, M.W.P. Fortuanto, C. Genakos, H. Gruber, J. Kruse, L. Lörincz, M. Lundborg, J. Markendahl, N. Marshall, P. Nagy, H. Never, A. Nucciarelli, M. Pietrunti, M.H. Ryan, B. Sadowski, S.S. Sager, J. Sandbach, W.C. Shuffstall, A. Spedalieri, T. Valletti, L. van Hooft, C. Venezia, M. Verheijen, H. Verkasalo, A. Visser, N. Walravens
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Morten Falch and Jan Markendahl

PART I: STRATEGIES FOR EXPANSION OF BROADBAND NETWORKS
2. Regulation and Investment Incentives for Next Generation Broadband Access Networks
Mario Pietrunti

3. Lessons Learned from the Regulation of LLU for the Future Regulation of NGA Networks
Martin Lundborg

4. European Sector Regulation and Investment Incentives for Broadband Communication Networks
Harald Gruber

5. Promoting Network-Based Competition in UK Fixed-Line Markets: A Failed Policy
Michael H. Ryan

6. A Comparative Analysis of the Role of the State in Broadband Policy for Rural Areas: An Investigation of Telecommunications Policy in the United States and Canada
Sheila S. Sager, Michael W.P. Fortuanto, Theodore R. Alter and William C. Shuffstall

7. Strategic Options for Mobile Broadband Services: The Case of a Municipal WiMAX Network in The Netherlands
Bert Sadowski, Mathijs Verheijen and Alberto Nucciarelli

PART II: PRICING IN NGN NETWORKS
8. Capacity-based Conveyance Pricing in an All-IP Environment
Neil Marshall and Leo Borwick

9. Risk Sharing for Next Generation Access Networks – Necessary Adjustments of the Present European Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communication Networks and Services
Henning Never

10. Priority and Internet Quality
Jörn Kruse

11. Switching Costs in Telecommunications: Conclusions from a Hungarian Survey
László Lörincz and Péter Nagy

PART III: DEVELOPMENT AND PRICING OF MOBILE SERVICES
12. The Reconfiguration of Mobile Service Provision: Towards Platform Business Models
Pieter Ballon, Nils Walravens, Antonietta Spedalieri and Claudio Venezia

13. Understanding Adoption of Mobile Service Bundles
Harry Bouwman, Mark de Reuver and Alex Visser

14. Analysing the Stickiness of Mobile Service Usage
Hannu Verkasalo

15. Using On-net / Off-net Price Differential to Measure the Size of Call Externalities and its Implications for Setting Efficient Mobile Termination Rates
Jonathan Sandbach and Luke van Hooft

16. Mobile Regulation and the ‘Waterbed’ Effect
Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti

Index