Competition in telecommunications

John Langdale*

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The author examines the impact of competition from both domestic and international perspectives. He provides a critique of the pro-competition argument, although a number of advantages of competition are also outlined. The advantages are discussed in relation to equipment and services. International trends towards competition are then described and the disadvantages of such trends are debated in relation to cross-subsidization, interconnection, the telecommunications manufacturing industry, and the market structure. Finally, competition in the international arena is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-299
Number of pages17
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1982


  • Competition
  • Monopoly
  • Telecommunications regulation


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