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Tag Archives: Microsoft Windows

Tied sales and the good that competition regulation can do

Much of modern telecom regulation is about preventing the extension of market power for oligopolistic markets to relatively competitive markets. One method used to do this is bundling two products, one from the former and the other from the latter. Conventional antitrust envisaged both the products being sold for a price, or of one being […]

Network effects exploited by Face Book, or why we advertise in Face Book

We think a lot about network effects: the positive externalities caused by greater connectivity. A telephone network with 100 subscribers offers 99 calling opportunities whereas one with 10 subscribers offers only 9. That is why regulators had to fight so hard to ensure seamless interconnection that would give the subscribers on each network 109 calling […]

Broadband QoSE testing: Why AT-Tester? Why not Speedtest?

Broadband user testing is nothing new. Tools to measure the speed of a link were available even in pre-net days. Later, they became more user-friendly, more sophisticated and better looking.  Today you can pick one from a gamut of tools to instantly find out the speed of your link. Then why AT-Tester? Why not LIRNEasia […]

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