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Regulating Competition in Oligopoly: The Case of Telecommunications in

By Mario Possas, Jorge Fagundes and João Luiz Pondé


The paper discusses the transition from active regulation in natural monopolies to the “reactive ” regulation required by oligopolistic market structures. The typical anticompetitive risks that characterize the transition period in Brazilian telecommunications sector are analyzed and some preventive measures indicated, Public utility sectors, including telecommunications services, were traditionally organized in natural monopolies, capable of operating with lower production costs than a competitive market structure. In order to protect consumers from their market power, however, prices have been regulated throug

Year: 2011
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