‘Public Policy for the Private Sector’ has just released three new notes by Kerf, Neto and Geradin on country experiences with the regulation of liberalized telecom markets with antitrust and sector-specific rules.
Many countries have adopted fully liberalized telecom markets – though they retain different mixes on anti-trust and sector-specific regulatory tools. One note looks at how these two different approaches can be used to control market power, another examining the impact of these mechanisms on competition. A final note takes the specific example of New Zealand to highlight the impact of anti-trust and sector-specific rules on interconnection disputes.
For more on the intricacies of regulating the telecommunications sector, see this World Bank reading list which was updated just last week.