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Rapporteur's Group Question details

Question 4/1
Economic policies and methods of determining the costs of services related to national telecommunication/ICT networks
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Expected output

Development of best practices for each of the following areas:
a) Promoting appropriate infrastructure sharing
b) Encouraging price/tariff reduction to consumers through competition
c) Stimulating access to and use of these services.

Question or issue for study
The Question will cover the following main topics from national perspectives:
1) New charging methods (or models, if applicable) for services provided over NGN networks:
1.1) Methods for determining the costs of wholesale services.
2) Different models for infrastructure sharing, including through commercially negotiated terms:
2.1) For what type of infrastructure (or facilities) the provider party is free to negotiate reasonable commercial terms and conditions with a requesting party.
2.2) The impact of infrastructure sharing on investment cost, local loop unbundling, provision of telecommunication/ICT services, competition and prices to consumers: case studies with quantitative analysis.
3) Consumer price evolution and impact on ICT service usage, innovation, investment and operator revenues:
3.1) New and innovative business models for services deployed in an NGN environment, including methods encouraging the adoption and use of ICT services.
3.2) Trends in prices of telecommunication/ICT services, including international mobile roaming.
4) Trends in the development of virtual mobile operators and their regulatory framework.



 
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