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Mandated Interoperability: The Cure is Worse than the Disease

BY | November 17, 2022

Interoperability is an essential mechanism of modern communication. However, not all interoperability is benign or efficiency-enhancing. Interoperability has an alternative role as a tool of regulatory policy for granting access…

Interoperability is an essential mechanism of modern communication. However, not all interoperability is benign or efficiency-enhancing. Interoperability has an alternative role as a tool of regulatory policy for granting access to a closed network. Mandatory interoperability comes loaded with regulations that supplant market prices. Network access price regulation and the no self-preference rule are two such regulations. These regulations are necessary for an effective mandatory interoperabilit

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