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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Network Neutrality And Congestion Sensitive Content Providers: Implications For Service Innovation, Broadband Investment And Regulation

    The authors consider a two-sided market model with a monopolistic Internet Service Provider (ISP), network congestion sensitive Content Providers (CPs), and Internet customers in order to study the impact of Quality-of-Service (QoS) tiering on service innovation, broadband investments, and welfare in comparison to network neutrality. They find that QoS tiering...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    A Dynamic Structural Model of User Learning in Mobile Media Content

    Consumer adoption and usage of mobile communication and multimedia content services has been growing steadily over the past few years in many countries around the world. In this paper, the authors develop and estimate a structural model of user behavior and learning with regard to content generation and usage activities...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Software Innovation And The Open Source Threat

    In this paper the author studies how innovation investment in a software duopoly is affected by the fact that one of the firms is, or might become Open Source. Firms can either be Proprietary Source (PS) or Open Source (OS) or have different initial technological levels. An OS firm is...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Entrepreneurial Innovations In Network Industries

    The authors contribute to the literature network effects by allowing entrepreneurs to sell their innovations to incumbents in addition to entering the industry. They identify three new effects. Stronger network effects make selling innovations attractive, as incumbents bid up the sales price in fear of letting a rival obtain the...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Competition Vs. Regulation In Mobile Telecommunications

    This paper questions whether competition can replace sector-specific regulation of mobile telecommunications. The authors show that the monopolistic outcome may prevail independently of market concentration when access prices are determined in bilateral negotiations. A light-handed regulatory policy can induce effective competition. Call prices are close to the marginal cost if...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Market Penetration and Late Entry in Mobile Telephony

    The authors consider some two dynamic models of entry in mobile telephony, with and without strategic pricing, and taking into account market penetration at entry, locked-in consumers and tariff-mediated network externalities. They show that on/off-net differentials may reduce the possibility of entry if incumbents are large, while they have no...

    Provided By NET Institute

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Entrepreneurial Innovations In Network Industries

    The authors contribute to the literature network effects by allowing entrepreneurs to sell their innovations to incumbents in addition to entering the industry. They identify three new effects. Stronger network effects make selling innovations attractive, as incumbents bid up the sales price in fear of letting a rival obtain the...

    Provided By NET Institute

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Software Innovation And The Open Source Threat

    In this paper the author studies how innovation investment in a software duopoly is affected by the fact that one of the firms is, or might become Open Source. Firms can either be Proprietary Source (PS) or Open Source (OS) or have different initial technological levels. An OS firm is...

    Provided By NET Institute

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Network Neutrality And Congestion Sensitive Content Providers: Implications For Service Innovation, Broadband Investment And Regulation

    The authors consider a two-sided market model with a monopolistic Internet Service Provider (ISP), network congestion sensitive Content Providers (CPs), and Internet customers in order to study the impact of Quality-of-Service (QoS) tiering on service innovation, broadband investments, and welfare in comparison to network neutrality. They find that QoS tiering...

    Provided By NET Institute

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Competition Vs. Regulation In Mobile Telecommunications

    This paper questions whether competition can replace sector-specific regulation of mobile telecommunications. The authors show that the monopolistic outcome may prevail independently of market concentration when access prices are determined in bilateral negotiations. A light-handed regulatory policy can induce effective competition. Call prices are close to the marginal cost if...

    Provided By NET Institute

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Market Penetration and Late Entry in Mobile Telephony

    The authors consider some two dynamic models of entry in mobile telephony, with and without strategic pricing, and taking into account market penetration at entry, locked-in consumers and tariff-mediated network externalities. They show that on/off-net differentials may reduce the possibility of entry if incumbents are large, while they have no...

    Provided By NET Institute

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    A Dynamic Structural Model of User Learning in Mobile Media Content

    Consumer adoption and usage of mobile communication and multimedia content services has been growing steadily over the past few years in many countries around the world. In this paper, the authors develop and estimate a structural model of user behavior and learning with regard to content generation and usage activities...

    Provided By NET Institute