Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Week 6 - market definition

You’ll give a 90-120 second presentation on:
Your chosen market;
How it is defined;
What it replaces in previous markets (so far as we can tell);
Why they were abolished.

Do work in pairs!

Use these sources:
The press release on new markets:
Also infringement proceedings and further proceedings.
In this source above, check the type of infringement and then use the IP number in the right hand column to make a Google search for the document. Then just present that document as an example of the problem in defining the market.
Here are press releases related to infringements:

Here are those markets again – the original 18 are in the De Streel article with their explanations.
Retail level
1. Access to the public telephone network at a fixed location for residential and non-residential customers.
Wholesale level
2. Call origination on the public telephone network provided at a fixed location.
For the purposes of this Recommendation, call origination is taken to include call conveyance, delineated in such a
way as to be consistent, in a national context, with the delineated boundaries for the market for call transit and for call
termination on the public telephone network provided at a fixed location.
3. Call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location.
For the purposes of this Recommendation, call termination is taken to include call conveyance, delineated in such a
way as to be consistent, in a national context, with the delineated boundaries for the market for call origination and
the market for call transit on the public telephone network provided at a fixed location.
4. Wholesale (physical) network infrastructure access (including shared or fully unbundled access) at a fixed location.
5. Wholesale broadband access.
This market comprises non-physical or virtual network access including ‘bit-stream’ access at a fixed location. This
market is situated downstream from the physical access covered by market 4 listed above, in that wholesale broadband
access can be constructed using this input combined with other elements.
6. Wholesale terminating segments of leased lines, irrespective of the technology used to provide leased or dedicated
capacity.
7. Voice call termination on individual mobile networks.

Did anybody get involved in writing
this summary of the Turkish situation?

Week 7 - Voice over IP regulation

Here’s a link to an ITU workshop a year ago on the subject.

Week 8 - independent regulators

Read the first 25 pages of the evaluation of the ECMA proposed pan-European market:

Also read the
robust Ofcom response.

You might also refresh yourself on the Do Shin article which you received last term in LW652, on convergence and market structure.

EC advisors' reports

Note the most recent consultants’ reports for the EC.

Background reading for the course

Freeserve v. Oftel (2003) case is available. ONLY read paragraphs 6-131 for next week.

You will also find here the 12th Implementation Report (March 2007) – read the main text and the Annex on the UK.

Note that the second page of the course introduction offers a choice of background books for the course – particularly Angel and Walden (2005) and Laffont and Tirole (2001) – try to access one of these, especially if you’re new to telecoms.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008