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Telecommunications Development in Asia$
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John URE

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099029

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.001.0001

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Network Interconnection

Network Interconnection

(p.33) 2 Network Interconnection
Telecommunications Development in Asia

Robert W. Crandall

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter describes the setting in which network interconnection must take place: a market comprised of a regulated monopoly which is being opened to competition. It then turns to delineating the various types of interconnection required, sometimes described as being divided into various types of “one-way” and “two-way” interconnection. It also explains the economist's approach to determining “efficient” interconnection rates and whether such rates can emerge from unregulated markets. It concludes with a guide to how regulators might proceed to establish simple, straightforward interconnection regimes that promote economic efficiency and competition in a “second best” manner, given the distortions created by regulation and the clumsiness of the regulatory process.

Keywords:   network interconnection, competition, interconnection, interconnection rates, interconnection regimes, economic efficiency

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