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Online Interpersonal Communications Services in the UK

UK regulator Ofcom has recently published its Online national 2020 report. WIK-Consult has supported this Ofcom publication with extensive research on the OCS/OICS landscape in the UK and globally. More...

Future electronic communications product and service markets subject to ex-ante regulation

WIK report on relevant markets for European Commission published.More...

Moving to a fibre-enabled UK

WIK prepares report on behalf of the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG)More...

Copper switch-off, fibre take-up and ULL tarifs in France

France is on its way migrating from copper to a fibre access network. WIK analyses how this migration can be supported and speeded-up by price setting and other regulatory means.More...

Newsletter Nr. 118 | März 2020

Der neue WIK Newsletter mit Berichten aus der laufenden Arbeit des WIK und Berichten von Veranstaltungen ist erschienen. "Corona als Akzelerator der Digitalisierung"More...
Discussion Paper

No. 461: SDN/NFV and its implications for the costs of mobile and fixed networks in the regulatory context

SDN and NFV are the next steps in the development of telecommunication networks. Cost structures of networks will sustainably be changed and more flexible wholesale products will evolve.More...
Discussion Paper

No. 460: Indications for the replicability of NGA connections in the context of Article 61(3) of the EECC

Obtaining indications on the basis of the NGA-model as to what extent replicability of the network is possible at different access points in the context of the application of Article 61(3) EECC.More...

WIK Discussion Papers for Download free of charge

To improve the Access to our Discussion Papers and to facilitate it for you we will make them available for free as PDF-document.More...
Discussion Paper

No: 459: Status quo of the switch-off of copper networks in the EU

The expansion of new FTTB/H networks creates incentives for incumbents to switch-off their copper networks and thus to exploit synergies and efficiencies. However, the switch-off may have implications for competition and consumer interests, so that regulatory measures may be necessary.More...
Discussion Paper

No. 458: Strategies of the most important internet platforms

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon operate globally and have massively expanded their business. We examine strategic diversification (acquisitions and patents) and also focus on probable future developments in relation to voice assistance as well as virtual and augmented reality.More...

Digital Executive Club Brussels – an initiative of WIK and IDATE

We regret to inform you that, due to the ongoing developments regarding the Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the Digital Executive Club originally planned for 19 March.More...
Discussion Paper

No. 457: Cost and other obstacles when migrating from copper to fibre networks

The migration from a copper access network to an FTTH network over several intermediate technological steps requires higher investment and causes significant stranded investment and delayMore...