PROJECTS

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Report for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on developing hedonic price indexes for major retail telecommunications services (2017-2018), to assist in its price monitoring role. The econometric hedonic price models developed in the study covering fixed line voice services, internet services, and mobile phone services, are used to measure movements in prices while controlling for changes in service characteristics.
  • Reports to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2015-2016 on competitive price benchmarking of domestic transmission capacity services (DTCS), to assist the ACCC to determine regulated DTCS prices as part of its DTCS Final Access Determination. The first report was an econometric analysis of DTCS pricing on unregulated transmission routes, and the second report explored a range of alternative econometric methods. Click here to see the report "Domestic Transmission Capacity Services Benchmarking Model" and click here to see the report "Domestic Transmission Capacity Services Benchmarking Model: Testing Further Specifications".
  • Reports to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2015 on competitive price benchmarking of domestic transmission capacity services (DTCS), to assist the ACCC to determine regulated DTCS prices as part of its DTCS Final Access Determination. The first report was an econometric analysis of DTCS pricing on unregulated transmission routes, and the second report explored a range of alternative econometric methods.
  • Prepared report for Spark New Zealand and Vodafone New Zealand on key issues likely to arise in implementing a building blocks approach for the regulation of access prices for copper and fibre telecommunications services provided by Chorus in New Zealand in the post-2020 period.  Although it still faces some difficulties, the building blocks approach provides effective incentives for efficient investment, and, as typically applied, is more, transparent, flexible and predictable than the Total Service Long Run Incremental Cost (TSLRIC) approach which requires revaluation of the asset base for each regulatory price determination.  Click here to see our report.
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