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02/27/2024

Market study on the Norwegian Internet ecosystem

Norway is among the world’s top countries in terms of available internet access speed due to the extensive fibre and mobile coverage complemented with…

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02/05/2024

WIK-Consult supports the ACCC with assessing Australia Post’s draft price notification

The ACCC has launched a second consultation

WIK-Consult prepared three studies for the Australian regulator ACCC in the second half of 2023: a review of Australia Post's regulatory cost…

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01/25/2024

The competitive situation in the mobile communications market - public version

This report analyses the competitive situation on the German mobile communications market. On the basis of a comprehensive empirical study, the report…

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12/28/2023

Discussion paper on the future of end-to-end competition in the German letter market (No. 517)

Price and quality strategies in the letter market: Effects on end-to-end competition in Germany

Competitors in the German letter market face major challenges, which will be significantly exacerbated by the planned VAT exemption for access…

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12/28/2023

Net costs of providing the universal service – methodology and comparison of access technologies (No. 516)

Companies that are obliged to provide universal telecommunications services at a fixed location are entitled to compensation for unreasonable net…

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12/28/2023

Network fees revisited

An analysis of the “fair-share” debate

This policy brief looks at developments in the debate on termination charges, with a particular focus on the arguments of the stakeholders involved,…

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12/28/2023

Content moderation on online platforms (Nr. 515)

In this discussion paper, we examine the complex process of content moderation on online platforms and consider both the incentive structures of…

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12/28/2023

Access charges in software-based termination monopolies (No. 514)

This discussion paper analyzes app access considerations & remuneration approaches within dominant ecosystems, focussing on access models like app…

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12/28/2023

WIK Working Paper No. 7: Saving behaviors of private households under varying tariff structures, price levels and incentives – Experimental evidence

This paper examines how dynamic personal pricing and externality cost incentives interact and affect

energy conservation behaviors using an online…

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12/22/2023

The interoperability of number independent interpersonal communication services

Adoption and approaches to implementation

Based on a consumer survey in Germany, the implications of interoperability obligations of number-independent interpersonal communication services…

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12/22/2023

Provider and rollout strategies on the German fibre market (No. 513)

WIK publishes the results of a survey among fibre optic companies

The aim of the survey was to generate more in-depth insights into the companies that are expanding FTTB/H connections on the German broadband market.…

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12/22/2023

The implementation of the economic replicability test (No. 512)

An international benchmark

In this study, we conducted an international benchmark for the application of ERT in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia…

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