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.
Edited by Morten Falch, Center for Communication Media and Information Technology (CMI), Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark and Jan Markendahl, Wireless@KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
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 Joern Kruse 11. Switching Costs in Telecommunications: Conclusions from a Hungarian Survey Laszlo Loerincz and Peter 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