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Título: Evaluation of the welfare impact of regulating mobile termination rates in Portugal
Autor: Gomes, Ana Margarida Lemos
Orientador: Hoernig, Steffen
Palavras-chave: Telecommunications
Mobile termination rates
Regulation
Welfare
Data de Defesa: Mai-2014
Resumo: Following the European Commission’s 2009 Recommendation on the Regulatory Treatment of Fixed and Mobile Termination Rates in the EU, the Portuguese regulatory authority (ANACOM) decided to reduce termination prices in mobile networks to their long-run incremental cost (LRIC). Nevertheless, no serious quantitative assessment of the potential effects of this decision was carried out. In this paper, we adapt and calibrate the Harbord and Hoernig (2014) model of the UK mobile telephony market to the Portuguese reality, and simulate the likely impact on consumer surplus, profits and welfare of four different regulatory approaches: pure LRIC, reciprocal termination charges with fixed networks, “bill & keep”, and asymmetric termination rates. Our results show that reducing MTRs does increase social welfare, profits and consumer surplus in the fixed market, but mobile subscribers are seriously harmed by this decision.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/15056
Designação: A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Master’s Degree in Economics from the NOVA – School of Business & Economics
Aparece nas colecções:NSBE: Nova SBE - MA Dissertations

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