Competition-enhancing costing and pricing standards for telecommunications interconnection

by David Gabel

Publisher: National Regulatory Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio

Written in English
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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Gabel.
SeriesNRRI ;, 96-22, NRRI (Series) ;, 99-22.
ContributionsNational Regulatory Research Institute (Ohio State University)
LC ClassificationsHE7781 .G33 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL731905M
LC Control Number97121488

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a. Relationship between Expanded Interconnection Tariffs and Section b. Takings Issues VII. PRICING OF INTERCONNECTION AND UNBUNDLED ELEMENTS A. Overview B. Cost-Based Pricing Methodology 1. Application of the Statutory Pricing Standard 2. Rate Levels a. Pricing Based on Economic Cost (1) Background (2. Instructions on accounting separation and cost accounting November i Cost accounting for the purposes of accounting separation 23 Cost accounting methods for the purpose of unit cost calculation 23 5. Instructions concerning HT cost accounting system 24   Recently many scholars have argued that society's welfare would be increased if the price of local telephone service were increased, and the prices for toll and enhanced telecommunication services reduced. In this paper we argue that the telecommunications policy literature has largely ignored the impact of varying technical standards on the by: Efficiency and cost recovery in telecommunications pricing Importance of network externalities in telecommunications Regulation of telecommunications pricing Conclusion. 5 Competition in basic telecommunications services Reasons for network competition Network competition through interconnection to the essential facility.

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COSTING AND PRICING STANDARDS interconnecting firms should make to the maintenance and extension of universal service, as well as common and joint costs.

The Telecommunications Act requires that cost studies be used to set the price of unbundled and wholesale rate elements. The Act was designed to encourage efficient competition in theFile Size: 4MB. The liberalization of the telecommunications markets in Sub-Saharan Africa led to increased competition on the provision and pricing of communication services.

But, due to the lack of appropriate regulatory tools, newly established regulators are poorly equipped to arbitrate increasing interconnection disputes between competing operators.

A model for calculating interconnection costs in telecommunications / edited by [Paul Noumba Um]. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN mmunications—Rates—Africa,Sub-Saharan—Mathematical modelsTelecommunications—Africa,Sub-Saharan—Costs— Mathematical models.

File Size: 1MB. In other words, the pricing framework and costing methodology to be adopted by the Authority should balance the requirement to make telecoms investment attractive, with the need to avoid cream-skimming of the most lucrative parts of the market. Setting cost-based prices for interconnection and access is an important means of achieving this balance.

Faced with increasing global competition, many telecom companies are finding that cost-based pricing is becoming a relic of the past, whereas price-based or target costing is emerging as a key. Go to General Telecommunications Framework to find examples of general frameworks that contain provisions regarding interconnection and price regulation.

Further Reading A Model for calculating Interconnection Costs in Telecommunications (PPIAF). Kg Overhead cost of an efficient network Kd Q1 The slope gives the directly and indirectly attributable cost of quantity Q 1 Kd Q2 The slope gives the average directly and indirectly attributable cost of quantity Q 2 Ki Average incremental cost of interconnection Kz Additional cost of interconnection (based on marginal cost) M i Mark-up Q.

ated with the pricing/costing mechanism used, the target balance between service-based and facilities-based competition, and the impact of real op-tions on the cost-based prices of regulated telecommunications services. Keywords: Telecommunications, Pricing, Costing, Interconnection and ac-cess, Regulation.

A model for calculating interconnection costs in telecommunications (English) Abstract. Since the past decade, several Sub-Saharan African governments, through technical assistance provided by the World Bank and other donors, have undertaken to reform their telecommunications sectors, by implementing market liberalization policies, privatizing Cited by: Telecommunications Cost Concepts & Cost Accounting Dr.

Christoph Stork Tuesday, 6 November Table of Contents Introduction Regulatory Tool - Cost Accounting Cost Analysis Concepts COA/CAM Tuesday, 6 November Introduction Cost should be standard for judging reasonable levels of interconnection charges Tuesday, 6 November Cost.

Competition, Interconnection and Price Regulation Module 2 of ICT Regulation Toolkit Updated April John de Ridder Telecommunications Economist [email protected] ACN 64 Phone 61 (02) Fax 61 (02) Mobile Traditional telecommunications cost models Traditionally, cost models were tools used by regulators to monitor and control prices for access and interconnection services which are monopolistic in nature.

Over time, operators have also developed cost models to analyse their own cost structures for regulatory and business purposes. With developments. interconnection services such as local interconnect, single tandem, and double tandem.

OUR's view is that either of these two approaches would be acceptable. • The types of interconnection services to be offered by a dominant fixed network shouldFile Size: KB.

The Costing Methodology for the Telecommunications Sector 8 The requirement for cost-based pricing is clear in the Act in respect of interconnection services. Further, the need to adopt a single cost methodology for the telecommunications sector became even clearer to the Authority during the first interconnection dispute between TSTT and Digicel.

University of Florida. This report presents an overview of issues raised in the PURC/FPSC Telecommunications Costing and Pricing Project.

This presents costing principle~,not detailed procedures for linking accounting data to particular services or families of services. The purpose of the overall project is to provide technicalFile Size: 2MB. Advances in Regulatory Pricing and Costing in the Digital Economy: VoLTE Interconnection Issues Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Advances in Regulatory Pricing and Costing in the Digital Economy: VoLTE Interconnection Issues Simon Molloy (@) 2 Agenda 1.

State of Play with respect to Long Term Evolution (LTE) Services 2. Move. EPT Telecom Division Regulatory costing for “Wholesale” products SUMMARY OF COST ALLOCATION.

1 INTRODUCTION Legal framework The Luxembourg Law of May 30 (“Law on network and electronic communication services”), transposed into national law the EU framework Directives issued by the European Commission (Directives /19,).

The telecommunication (or telecom) sector is of critical importance to the economy of any country. Telecommunication services are vital for overall economic development. The Indian telecom sector has witnessed phenomenal growth over the past decades and is now the second largest telecom market in the : Murali Krishna Medudula, Mahim Sagar, Ravi Parkash Gandhi.

governed the initial interconnection charges for the entry of Optus and Vodafone into the market. The Telecommunications (Interconnection and Related Charging Principles) Determination No 1 ofestablished charges to apply for customer access network. A Model for calculating Interconnection Costs in Telecommunications (PPIAF) The core objective of these reforms is to significantly improve access, and affordability, to telecommunications services on the basis of the assumption that a more friendly and predictable business environment will attract more private investment.

“Competition-Enhancing Costing and Pricing Standards for Telecommunications Interconnection,” National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University, NRRI Book Review of Richard Vietor's Contrived Competition: Regulation and Deregulation in America, The Annals of the American Academy, Marchpp.

File Size: 59KB. Accounting in the Telecommunications industry: A new view of revenue emerges 1 The objectives of the project are to provide a model for revenue recognition which can be applied to a range of industries. By providing a single model, the IASB and FASB hope to eliminate the acknowledged weaknesses and inconsistencies within existing concepts and File Size: KB.

However, the provision of interconnection services, on fair and efficient terms, has rapidly emerged as a main bottleneck. In fact, new legislation and regulations enacted in Sub-Saharan Africa recognize the interconnection rights ascribed to all telecommunications service providers and network operators.

The pricing principles, pricing guides and specific cost-based methodology constitute the general approach the Commission currently intends to take. The Commission’s approach to access pricing may not be static. Access pricing (and specifically the pricing of interconnection) in telecommunications is still a developing issue in Australia and File Size: 91KB.

cost, (2) are mo re efficient than bill and keep, and (3) with mark-ups for cost recovery, are a pr ac tical and relatively efficient means of pricing wholesa le interconnection. The past decade has seen a surge of pricing innovations in the U.S. telecommunications industry.

This book systematically reviews recent pricing innovations in the economic theory of pricing, extending results to the conditions that characterize telecommunications by: Theoretical models based on the assumption that telecommunications is a natural monopoly no longer reflect reality.

As a result, policymakers often lack the guidance of economic theorists. Competition in Telecommunications is written in a style accessible to managers, consultants, government officials, and others.

Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole analyze regulatory reform and the emergence. arbitrations thus far. Competition-Enhancing Costing and Pricing Standards for Telecommunications Interconnection offers a number of principles for states to consider when adopting cost models.

This will be especially important if the appeals court stay on cost portions of the FCC's intercon. Trainer’s Manual Costing and Pricing of Financial Services MicroSave – Market-led solutions for financial services 1 Acknowledgements MicroSave acknowledges the contributions of David Cracknell, Graham A.N.

Wright, Henry Sempangi and Ramesh S Arunachalam in preparing this Trainer‟s Manual. This training manual needs comments from trainers to provide additional training tips, examples andFile Size: 2MB. Analyzing Telecommunications Market Competition: A Comparison of Cases By Mark Jamison, Sanford Berg, and AT&T’s cost structure, size and resources.

Regarding market. ii share, the FCC found that AT&T’s market share was steadily declining, indicating a lack development of interconnection agreements, Ofcom concluded that there was.

“Competition-Enhancing Costing and Pricing Standards for Telecommunications Interconnection,” National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University, NRRI The liberalisation of telecommunications markets in most countries including Barbados and the evolution of new services also resulted in the need for regulation of interconnection between competing service providers, and heightened the importance of costing and cost modelling.a cost basis depends on many factors including the technical characteristics of the architectures, economic considerations and the actual situation of the operator.

Analysing the alternatives for the implementation of telecommunications networks, a thorough examination of the costs and the possible return on investment is necessary.