Publication: Competition in Mobile Telecoms
Many governments, particularly in developing and emerging market economies, still doubt the benefits of competition in wireless services. But international experience shows that competition in any of the digital technologies brings substantial benefits to users and creates powerful incentives for incumbent fixed-line operators to lower prices, introduce new services, and increase productivity. This Note explores the impact of competition on mobile service using data on Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology. Launched in Europe in 1992, GSM networks have grown by up to 80 percent a year and now reach an estimated 135 million subscribers in nearly 130 countries.
“Rossotto, Carlo Maria; Kerf, Michel; Rohlfs, Jeffrey. 1999. Competition in Mobile Telecoms. Viewpoint. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/42adfd7e-12df-58f3-8fe1-1cf192113cf5 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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