Network Externality Premiums and International Telecommunication Traffic Exchange [E-Book] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2009
50 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Digital Economy Papers ; 152
Science and Technology
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The aim of this paper is to examine the economic impact of proposals to add a non-cost "premium" to international telecommunication charges. This work follows up on earlier OECD work which examined international traffic exchange. The paper concludes that attempts to use non-market methods, and distort prices, is likely to have negative implications for the provision of international telecommunication services and that competition is acting to more efficiently meet policy goals.