chapter  5
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The Regulation of Pricing of Interconnection Services

ByBridger Mitchell, Werner Neu, Karl-Heinz Neumann, Ingo Vogelsang

This chapter should be read with the decision of the European Commission to achieve a fully liberalized telecommunications market in the European Union by the end of the decade in mind. Interconnection is an essential precondition for reaching the goal of a viable competitive environment. To this end, the European Commission intends to provide a proper regulatory framework for the interconnection of networks and services. It has asked a study team, inciuding the authors of this chapter, to provide the analytical basis for such a framework. This chapter consists of excerpts from the final report containing the results of this study (see WIK/EAC, 1994).