Infoscience

Working paper

The postal network between competition and Universal Service provision

This paper explores the status and possible regulation of the postal network in the broader context of Universal Postal Service provision and competition. It highlights the fact that there are several different ways to even consider the postal network. It then identifies three possible analogies from which the regulation of the postal network could be approached, namely the banking sector, railways, and telecommunications. Finally, the paper highlights possible scenarios for the future regulation of the postal network. In conclusion, the paper identifies the various factors which may determine this possible future regulation of the postal network.

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