Regulation and competition in the Turkish telecommunications industry: an update
Atiyas, İzak (2010) Regulation and competition in the Turkish telecommunications industry: an update. In: Çetin, Tamer and Oğuz, Fuat, (eds.) The Political Economy of Regulation in Turkey. Springer, New York. (Accepted/In Press)
This chapter provides an overview of the state of liberalization, competition and regulation of major segments of the telecommunications industry in Turkey. It shows that the competitive stance of the regulatory authority and the development of actual competition has been uneven across segments. Specifically, the degree of competition has been higher in the mobile segment relative to fixed telephony or broadband. The chapter also discusses the new Electronic Communications Law and argues that although not perfect, it provides a coherent basis on which the regulatory authority can pursue competitive objectives in a more even manner. However, the actual development of competition will depend a lot on how the law and the ensuing secondary legislation are actually implemented.
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