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Controlling Market Power in Telecommunications
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Controlling Market Power in Telecommunications: Antitrust vs. Sector-Specific Regulation

Damien Géradin and Michel Kerf


Controlling market power is a crucial issue in a liberalised telecommunications market where incumbents usually remain dominant for some time after the opening of the market to competition. Controlling market power can be achieved through two distinct sets of rules and institutions: economy-wide antitrust rules and institutions, which have been in place in most industrialised countries for several decades, and infrastructure or sector-specific rules and institutions which have been specifically adopted to promote competition and control market power in telecommunications or in particular infra ... More

Keywords: telecommunications, market power, competition, antitrust rules, infrastructure, United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Chile, Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242436
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Damien Géradin, author
Professor at the University of Lige and the College of Europe, Bruges

Michel Kerf, author
Special Assistant to the Vice-President, Private Sector Development and Infrastructure, The World Bank