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A Study on Rational Improvement of the Gift Regulation in the Telecommunications Market


Yong-Beom Kim, Jeong Ho Kwak, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 137-144, Dec. 2017
10.7472/jksii.2017.18.6.137, Full Text:
Keywords: Bundled Products, Gift Regulation, Significant Market Power(SMP), Big data

Abstract

A variety of customized marketing strategies are being implemented in the telecommunications market, including the offering of gifts to consumers, as competition in the market is being restructured with the focus on bundled products. However, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has recently imposed fines for user discrimination on telecommunication carriers whose marketing strategies have included the award of excessive prizes. In that regard, various issues related to the suitability and appropriate limit of the current gift regulation in the telecommunications market have been raised. Since the Fair Trade Commission, which had a similar scheme to that of the KCC, abolished the regulation on gifts in July 2016, disputes have arisen as to whether the current regulation on gifts is practically effective from the perspective of consumer benefit. In other words, discussions on the rationality of the theoretical and empirical grounds for the regulation on gifts only in the telecommunication market but not in other commodities markets have begun. As such, this study aims to empirically analyze the suitability of the current regulation on gifts in the domestic telecommunications market under the new competitive environment centered on bundled products, and to seek the rational improvement of, and infer the implications for, the regulation on gifts in the telecommunications market based on the results of the analysis.


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[APA Style]
Yong-Beom Kim and Jeong Ho Kwak (2017). A Study on Rational Improvement of the Gift Regulation in the Telecommunications Market. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 18(6), 137-144. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.6.137.

[IEEE Style]
Y. Kim and J. H. Kwak, "A Study on Rational Improvement of the Gift Regulation in the Telecommunications Market," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 137-144, 2017. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.6.137.

[ACM Style]
Yong-Beom Kim and Jeong Ho Kwak. 2017. A Study on Rational Improvement of the Gift Regulation in the Telecommunications Market. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 18, 6, (2017), 137-144. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.6.137.