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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.


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...More...


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...More...


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...


Supporting the implementation of CEF2 Digital

Supporting the European Commission in scoping the required budget needed to meet the actions identified under CEF Digital


Competition and investment in the Danish broadband market

WIK conducts study on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency.


WIK publishes study on the Danish Telecommunications market in the year 2030

WIK study on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency analyzes trends in the telecom sector over the coming 10 years.


Digital platforms as an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises

The study for Mittelstand-Digital analyses relevant applications, opportunities and obstacles as well as the need for promotion of application of digital platforms in the context of small and medium-sized enterprises.


Anforderungen an einen neuen Universaldienst aus Sicht der Verbraucher

Presentation of Sonja Thiele at the PDL-Forum on 28 November 2019More...

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