No. 444: Broadband Access via Satellite in Germany - State of Market Development and Development Prospects

Can Broadband Internet via satellite be an alternative to fixed and mobile network Internet access technologies in Germany?More...


Technological Developments and Roaming

Despite substantial changes in the technology and services landscape, there is no case for significant changes to the rules applying to international roaming by travelers within the EU


No. 443: Infrastructure Sharing and 5G: Requirements for Regulation, new competitive constellations

The generation of new 5G services requires a further roll-out of existing network infrastructures and an increasing density of transmitters and sites in order to generate the necessary area coverage. Thus infrastructure sharing is increasingly gaining in...More...


Neue Märkte – neue Technologien – Die Frequenzversteigerung 2019

In den Monaten März bis Juni 2019 fand unter großer Aufmerksamkeit die 5G-Auktion in Deutschland statt. Die bisherigen Erfahrungen mit den Frequenzversteigerungen in Deutschland sprechen dafür, auch in Zukunft das bewährte Auktionsverfahren in Deutschland zur...


No. 442: Impact of HFC networks on FTTx investment in Europe

Empirical analysis for the period between 2011 and 2017 reveals a complex interplay between HFC- and FTTx-roll-out. Overall, our results suggest that in the EU 28 no comprehensive market-driven overbuilding of the HFC areas by FTTP infrastructure is to be...More...


No. 441: Voice Assistants in Germany

More and more consumers use voice assistants. But their adoption raises new challenges for policymakers and regulators. Our discussion paper No. 441 identifies and discusses these challenges. More...


Newsletter Nr. 115 | Juni 2019

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


Gigabit Konnektivität für jeden Haushalt - Zugang zu gebäudeinterner Infrastruktur

Presentation of Dr Thomas Plückebaum at the WIK: MorgenCamp Digital on 27. June 2019 More...


No. 440: The Impact of OTT-1-Services on Communication Behaviour – a consumer perspective

WhatsApp and similar services are now part of the EECC. We summaries the essential characteristics of these services, their impact and business models pointing out open questions regarding their delineation from other OTT servicesMore...


Current developments in the construction industry: Experiences from Germany and their relevance for Austria

Presentation held by Dr. Christian Wernick at the CMG-conference „FTTH & Construction: Challenges for Fibre Roll-Out in Austria“, June 13th 2019More...

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