Network development and regulation in broadband markets

Virginia Silvestri
This thesis analyses the issues related to broadband development, investment in Next Generation Networks (NGN) and regulation. The first chapter is a literature review on the determinants of adoption and usage of broadband, on one side, and on the determinants of the investment incentives in NGN and the impact of regulation, on the other side. The second and the third chapters are theoretical contributions to the literature on investment in NGN and regulation. We briefly...