Increasing returns, competition and diversity

Background on these issues
  1. Are we faced with a specific risk regarding dominant positions, and difficulty in maintaining diversity of technical offers, resulting from increasing returns of information and communication technology products?
  1. If yes, how should such a risk be addressed by policies, including RTD policies and support to innovation?
  1. Can, and should one, develop a market approach to technical offer diversity by enabling consumers to pay for the cost of diversity? Under which conditions is it likely to work?
     
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