Industrial Organization and Efficiency in Telecommunications Services

Part of the Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy book series (CICETP)


In recent years, information technology and optoelectronics have made new systems available to telecommunications network operators. Technological changes, such as digital lines, the development of personal communications systems and the spread of optical fibre networks, have broadened the range of telecommunications services and, at the same time, modified both providers’ion structure and competition within the industry, allowing new operators to enter the market and traditional telephone providers to diversify their activity.


Telecommunication Service Green Paper Telephone Service Telephone Network Natural Monopoly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università di PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoItaly

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