Defining the Relevant Market in Telecommunications: Review of Selected OECD Countries and Colombia
Competition is about increasing choice and efficiency to benefit consumers and make the economy more productive. This also applies to sectors which in many countries have been liberalised such as electricity, water, railways and telecoms.
Market definition is one of the most important analytical tools that competition authorities use to examine and evaluate competition problems. This is critical in most competition and regulatory cases, and it helps identifying market participants and the area of effective competition.
This report sets out the experiences of OECD countries in applying the concept of market definition in the telecommunications sector, with a particular focus on triple- and quadruple-play services.
The findings are then related to existing regulations in Colombia to verify whether the relevant markets defined in regulatory decisions are consistent with the competition economics approach to identifying relevant markets.
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Date of publication: 5 May 2014
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