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.
Der neue WIK Newsletter mit Berichten aus der laufenden Arbeit des WIK und Berichten von Veranstaltungen ist erschienen. "Corona als Akzelerator der Digitalisierung"
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.
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.
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Maintaining Rural Retail Networks: Best Practices Abroad and their Implications for the U.S. Postal Service
How to maintain rural retail networks? USPS Office of the Inspector General publishes white paper on “maintaining rural retail networks”. The white paper builds upon research provided by WIK-Consult to the USPS OIG.
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...
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...
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.
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 delay