Trends in Economics and Finance

Cost, Tariff and Interconnection Rates Calculation Methodology and Application to Case Studies (Volume I)

This publication is aimed in particular at network operators and regulatory authorities in developing countries who do not have very detailed data at their disposal on their costs or on the development of prices in their market. The first part describes a model for the calculation of telephone service costs, tariffs and interconnection taxes. The second part shows how the application of this model in different situations (case studies) allows for the identification of national political demands concerning universal service obligations.