Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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.
1. Access to the public telephone network at a fixed location for residential and non-residential customers.
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
7. Voice call termination on individual mobile networks.
Did anybody get involved in writing this summary of the Turkish situation?
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.
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.