Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Impact of Mobile Consolidation on Innovation and Quality

Serafino Abate measures The Impact of Mobile Consolidation on Innovation and Quality.

ABSTRACT: Historically, authorities tasked with reviewing mobile mergers have assessed the overall effects on consumers primarily on the basis on how mobile mergers affect prices in the short-term ('static' effects). However, innovation and quality ('dynamic' effects) have not been modelled and evaluated properly. Likewise, the existing economic literature that analyses the impact of mobile mergers primarily focuses on price effects, and only a few, more recent studies show how mobile mergers impact investments. Building on these, a recent study published by the GSMA analyses how the 2012 merger in Austria between H3G and Orange affected innovation and quality. The study is the first of its kind in analysing the impact of a mobile...


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