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학술지 Asymmetric Regulation of Mobile Access Charges and Consumer Welfare with Price Regulation
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저자
이종용, 이덕희, 정충영
발행일
201006
출처
ETRI Journal, v.32 no.3, pp.447-456
ISSN
1225-6463
출판사
한국전자통신연구원 (ETRI)
DOI
https://dx.doi.org/10.4218/etrij.10.0109.0489
초록
Asymmetric regulation as applied to mobile termination rates refers to regulatory arrangements in which different mobile operators charge different termination rates, even though the services provided are essentially identical. The asymmetric regulation has been frequently used as a regulatory tool to support new entrants to a mobile market. This paper examines the economic effects of asymmetric regulation of mobile termination rates using a theoretical model and its simulation. The result shows that when there is no noticeable difference in brand loyalty between mobile operators with the high degree of substitutability between services provided by mobile operators, and the costs of new entrants are low, a reduction in the asymmetry of mobile access prices results in an enhancement of consumer welfare. These findings provide positive evidence for the argument that in certain situations asymmetric pricing of mobile access services may be counterproductive for consumer welfare.
키워드
Asymmetric regulation, Consumer welfare, Mobile telecommunications, Mobile termination rates, Network competition
KSP 제안 키워드
Asymmetric pricing, Asymmetric regulation, Brand loyalty, Consumer welfare, High degree, Mobile telecommunication, New Entrants, Price regulation, economic effects, mobile access, mobile operators