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Telecommunication Markets

Drivers and Impediments

  • Peter Curwen
  • Justus Haucap
  • Brigitte Preissl

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brigitte Preissl, Justus Haucap, Peter Curwen
      Pages 1-13
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Izak Atiyas, Toker Doganoglu, Martin Reichhuber
      Pages 17-39
    3. Morten Falch, Anders Henten, Reza Tadayoni
      Pages 75-92
  4. Internet Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mélisande Cardona, Anton Schwarz, B. Burcin Yurtoglu, Christine Zulehner
      Pages 95-111
    3. Leonel Cerno, Teodosio Pérez Amaral
      Pages 157-172
  5. Broadband Issues

  6. Mobile Drivers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jörn Kruse
      Pages 223-235
    3. Jeffrey H. Rohlfs
      Pages 237-247

About this book


Telecommunication markets are characterized by a dynamic development of technology and market structures. The specific features of network-based markets, convergence of previously separate spheres and the complex task of market regulation put traditional theoretical approaches as well as current regulatory policies to the test. This book sheds light on some of the challenges ahead. It covers a vast range of subjects from the intricacies of market regulation to new markets for mobile and internet-related services. The diffusion of broadband technology and the emergence of new business strategies that respond to the technological and regulatory challenges are treated in the book’s 24 chapters.


Content Internet Mobile Post Telecommunication Markets Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Web communication competition e-commerce information innovation regulation science and technology telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Curwen
    • 1
  • Justus Haucap
    • 2
  • Brigitte Preissl
    • 3
  1. 1.Strathclyde Business SchoolUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Fak. Wirtschaft- und SozialwissenschaftUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergNürnbergGermany
  3. 3.Wirtschaftswissenschaften (ZBW)Deutsche Zentralbibliothek fürHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Consumer Packaged Goods
Finance, Business & Banking


From the reviews:

“In this constantly evolving field, it is helpful to find in a single volume research that covers regulatory, economic and legal aspects of telecommunications markets. … this book is recommended to anyone who aims to have a profound understanding of many of the major ongoing debates that are being conducted within the policy-making, academic and industry communities regarding the development of telecommunications markets. The studies presented in the volume … makes the book attractive to both beginners and experts in the field.” (Juan Rendon Schneir, Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 35, 2011)