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The German-speaking Community signs a memorandum of understanding with Proximus and Ethias to deploy fiber on its territory

In 2020 the government of the German-speaking Community (DG) commissioned WIK-Consult to prepare a feasibility study on an area-wide fiber roll-out in the DG. On May 16th 2022 an MoU was signed by the government of the DG, Proximus and Ethias, which defines the objective to establish a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to connect 36,000 homes and businesses in the DG with fiber.More...

WIK 40th anniversary Conference 2022 "New rules for the Digital Decade" in Brussels

In this conference, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the WIK Institute, leading policy-makers from the European institutions, academics, regulators and industry representatives from across the digital value chain (and beyond), look at market dynamics in the post-COVID area and discuss the implications of new and proposed EU legislation and guidelines covering platforms, data and essential digital infrastructure.More...

Wettbewerbsverhältnisse auf den Transit- und Peeringmärkten

In dieser Studie werden ausgehend von der BEREC-Analyse aus 2017 die Markt- und Wettbewerbsentwicklungen der letzten fünf Jahre im Bereich IP-Interconnection aufge-arbeitet und die Trends der nächsten Jahre in der Branche identifiziert.More...

WIK Working Paper No 4:Costs of Very High Capacity Networks and Geographic Heterogeneity – a statistical assessment for Germany

We provide an statistical-based model capable of explaining 95% of the geographical differences in fibre-based access network costs solely on the basis of publicly available data.More...

Newsletter Nr. 125 | März 2022

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

Webinar-Reihe „Mittelstand-Digital Spotlight: Cloud & KI“

Die bei der WIK-Consult angesiedelte Begleitforschung des Förderschwerpunkts „Mittelstand-Digital“ bietet in Zusammenarbeit mit den Zentren des Netzwerks unter dem Titel „Mittelstand-Digital Spotlight: Cloud & KI“ eine Fortsetzung der „Spotlight“ – Webinar-Reihe an.More...

Acceleration of broadband network roll-out

Study for the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport develops recommendations for a faster roll-out of mobile and fixed broadband networks. More...

WIK-Consult / ICF online workshop 27 January 2022

WIK-Consult, together with ICF and EcoAct have been tasked with providing support to the European Commission on the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (BCRD), through the study VIGIE 2020-0647. In this context, we are organising a public online workshop, at which we will present the results of our analysis, and answer questions from participants.More...

Specification of technical requirements for the USO broadband internet access service

WIK and zafaco have submitted an expert opinion for BNetzA on the determination of service specific data transmission rate [Mbps] and latency [ms] requirements.More...
Discussion Paper

No. 481: Competition and regulation in the platform and data economy

This discussion paper presents the results of a structured literature review on the platform and data economy literature and an overview of existing regulatory approaches.More...
Research Brief

Research Brief The role of alternative letter service providers in growing e-commerce

Growing e-commerce offers opportunities for alternative letter service providers in Germany. The brief study illustrates with case studies which strategies alternative letter services pursue and the challenges they face.More...
Research Brief

Research Brief Trust in data processing

Seals and certificates verify the trustworthiness of data processing. A large number of quality marks are on the market in Germany - also for SMEs?More...