Title
The Evolution of markets under entry and standards regulation: the case of global mobile telecommunication The Evolution of markets under entry and standards regulation: the case of global mobile telecommunication
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerpen , [*]
Source (series)
Research paper / UFSIA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 1999:038
Volume/pages
56 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We analyze the effect of government policies on the evolution of global mobile telecommunications markets during 1981-1997. We obtain the following findings. (i) Countries that issue first licenses at later dates converge relatively slowly to early moving countries. (ii) The introduction of competition has a significant impact on the diffusion, especially after capacity expanded (digital phase). (iii) The timing at which second licenses are issued is important. Sequential entry is preceded by pre-emptive behavior and has a stronger impact than simultaneous entry. (iv) For the analogue technology, setting a single technological standard speeds up the diffusion. The results can be explained by structural characteristics of the industry, such as capacity constraints, consumer switching costs and network externalities.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/7dc6ad/7c9e259d.pdf
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