Current Publications


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).


Best practice for passive infrastructure access

WIK abstracts reference for infrastructure access from 5 leading countries


No. 419: Analysis of market structural criteria and discussion of regulatory options for the treatment of tight oligopolies

Former established operators are losing market shares in favour of other providers. Tight oligopolies could characterized future telecommunication markets. To what extent is the SIEC test established in the merger control suitable for the regulation of tight...


Mail profitability in international posts

WIK-Consult supports USPS Office of Inspector General in a study on the relevance and profitability of international posts' mail operations


Newsletter Nr. 106 | März 2017

Der neue WIK Newsletter mit Berichten aus der laufenden Arbeit des WIK und Berichten von Veranstaltungen ist erschienen


Residential demand for ultrafast broadband internet in 2025

WIK forecasts the potential demand for very high bandwidth in 2025.


Paper on the role of municipalities for broadband roll-out in the recent issue of Digiworld

WIK analyses the important role of municipalities for broadband roll-out in underserved areas


Situation of IT security in SMEs

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, WIK is carrying out an empirical study about the IT security level in SMEs.

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