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Show simple item record Lippert, Steffen Fabrizi, Simona 2015-02-11T21:39:36Z 2015-02-11T21:39:36Z 3/03/2012 2012
dc.description.abstract We study mobile data providers' pricing strategies and incentives to enter voluntary reciprocal international data roaming agreements. We show that roaming fees and retail prices charged to mobile data users at home and abroad vary under asymmetries in the domestic competition of providing roaming access and providers' relative bargaining power. A mutual moderation effect prevails only for symmetric degrees of competition across countries while international integration inflates roaming fees and leads to incentives to foreclose non-integrated providers in more competitive markets. Finally we discuss implications proposing novel ways for antitrust policy to combat against inflated international data retail roaming prices.Keywords: international reciprocal data roaming agreements data roaming fees symmetric and asymmetric domestic competition international integration foreclosure refusal to supply bargaining antitrust versus regulation.JEL codes: C7 F2 F5 L22 L42 L86 L96 en_NZ
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dc.rights Permission to publish research outputs of the New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation has been granted to the Victoria University of Wellington Library. Refer to the permission letter in record: en_NZ
dc.subject international reciprocal data roaming agreements en_NZ
dc.subject data roaming fees en_NZ
dc.subject symmetric and asymmetric domestic competition en_NZ
dc.subject international integration en_NZ
dc.subject foreclosure en_NZ
dc.subject refusal to supply en_NZ
dc.subject bargaining en_NZ
dc.subject antitrust versus regulation en_NZ
dc.title International Internet Roaming en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Business School: Orauariki en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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