Regulation and international telecommunications pricing behaviour
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Recent technology change and market liberalization have substantially reduced the costs of providing international message telephone services (IMTS). However, the full extent of these cost reductions have generally not been reflected in lower prices. This paper reviews the recent literature on international telecommunications markets, and examines regulation and IMTS pricing behaviour. Particular attention is given to the accounting rate system (ARS), uniform settlement polices and asymmetric competition. Several market behaviour scenarios are described where regulation has resulted in carriers implementing inefficient pricing rules for both accounting and collection rates. Finally, economic and political strategies are put forward that could supplant the current outmoded and uneconomic ARS and bring about the full benefits of a freely functioning marketplace to telecommunications users.
The definitive publisher-authenticated version has been published in Industrial and Corporate Change, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 247-265, March 2001; and is available online at: http://icc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/10/1/247
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