No. 420: Economic chances and risks of an extensive harmonisation and centralisation of European telecommunications regulation

WIK discussion paper analyses chances and risks of a stronger harmonisation and centralisation of European telecommunications regulation against the backdrop of current political and regulatory developments.


Online Platforms in Germany

33 billion Euro revenues and 61,000 employees


Glasfaser, CAT, Vectoring und 5G: Wie sieht die Infrastrukturlandkarte der Zukunft aus?

Presentation of Iris Henseler-Unger on 7 June 2017


The impact of competition on consumer prices for cross-border parcels

Presentation of Sonja Thiele at this year’s Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics in Barcelona, 24 - 27 May 2017


WIK study on cost orientation of letter prices in Belgium

In March 2017, Belgian regulator BIPT had rejected the price increases bpost had proposed for 2017. The decision was based on a study by WIK on cost orientation of letter prices in Belgium. BIPT has published its decision and the WIK report in May 2017.


Gigabit Networks for Germany

WIK report examines how to further the spread of gigabit networks in Germany with appropriate measures.


Foresight study on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)

WIK conducted a study funded by the EU-Commission on the implications of SDN and NFV on the future telecommunication landscape in collaboration with TNO and IDATE


The Socioeconomic Value of Rich Interaction Applications (RIA)

Applications such as Skype and WhatsApp have become very popular with consumers. We find that for each 10% increase in usage of These applications a total increase of US$5.6 trillion in GDP can be expected across 164 countries (2000 to 2015).

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