The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation in Telecommunications: Perspectives for the New European Regulatory Framework

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Pierre A. Buigues, Patrick Rey
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 467 pages
Bringing together contributions from high level EU officials and prominent academic economists on one of the most exciting issues in industrial economics, this timely book aims to promote dialogue between policy and academic research, and provides a unique forum for debate on the new European regulatory framework in telecommunications.

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
The New Regulatory Telecommunications Framework
7
2 The competition policy approach
9
3 Economic aspects of the new regulatory regime for electronic communications services
27
Market Definition in Telecommunications Markets
43
4 Market definition in the telecoms industry
45
5 The approach to market definition in the Commissions Guidelines and Recommendation
71
Economic Analysis of Collective Dominance in Telecoms Markets
89
13 Antitrust or regulation? US public policy in telecommunications markets
243
14 Telecommunications and competition
260
Monitoring Competition in the Telecommunications Sector
267
European Commission Sector Inquiries
269
The New Regulatory Framework Main Regulatory Texts
285
on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services Framework Directive
287
on the authorization of electronic communications networks and services Authorization Directive
305
on access to and interconnection of electronic communications networks and associated facilities Access Directive
317

6 Collective dominance and the telecommunications industry
91
7 Some thoughts on collective dominance from a lawyers perspective
114
Economic Aspects of Access to Networks
133
8 Access to telecommunications networks
135
the unbundling of the local loop in the EU
169
Competition and Allocation of Scarce Resources the Case of UMTS
183
the case of UMTS
185
the case of UMTS
213
Roundtable Discussion
237
12 Introduction to the Roundtable on the economics of antitrust and regulation in the telecoms sector
239
on universal service and users rights relating to electronic communications networks and services Universal Service Directive
331
on competition in the market for electronic communications networks and services
358
on unbundled access to the local loop
364
establishing the European Regulators Group for Electronic Communications Networks and Services
369
2002C 16503
372
Commission notice on the definition of relevant market for the purposes of Community competition law
398
Commission Recommendation of 11022003
410
Index
457
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Page 257 - The case law sets forth four elements necessary to establish liability under the essential facilities doctrine: (1) control of the essential facility by a monopolist; (2) a competitor's inability practically or reasonably to duplicate the essential facility; (3) the denial of the use of the facility to a competitor; and (4) the feasibility of providing the facility.
Page 288 - June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market Directive on electronic commerce, OJEC, L178, 17/07/2000 pp.
Page 287 - October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, OJ L 281, 23 November 1995. [6] Directive 2002/58/EC of 12 July 2002, concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communication), OJ L 201/37, 3 1 July 2002.
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