Competition in the German Broadband Access Market


Vanberg, Margit A.


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/366
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-3665
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2002
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: L43 L50 L96 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Regulierung , Internet
Abstract: This paper gives a survey of the current state of competition in the German Broadband access market. Existing regulations and their impact on the deployment of high-speed Internet access are evaluated. It is argued that facilities-based competition is preferable to open-network regulations. The most prospective candidate as an independent network capable of generating facilities-based competition in Germany is the cable-broadcasting network. The current developments in the cable industry and the expectations for its success in the short to medium term lead to the conclusion that in the short run at least, there is a need for unbundling regulation to foster competition. Improvements to the current opennetwork regulation-practices in Germany are suggested.
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