This discussion paper examines the current use of various platforms that can be classified as part of the sharing economy on the basis of an online consumer survey conducted by WIK.
No. 466: Joint production in the delivery market: Letter networks with parcels or parcel networks with letters?
The postal markets are undergoing profound structural change. This has an impact on the quality and organisation of delivery of letters and parcels.
Econometric Analyses point to inter-platform competition between cable and fibre. However, broadband cable could lose its attractiveness as a shared medium in relation to fibre in the future.
Frequently alternative network operators invest as a first-mover in FTTH-roll-out. Six country case studies highlight cross-border patterns, drivers and barriers for wholebuy relationships with incumbent operators.
Negative auctions to close white spots in mobile communications are scrutinized in detail from a regulatory-economic point of view and compared with other instruments like voluntary commitments, coverage obligations in frequency assignments and state mobile...
WIK-report investigates the progress in the deployment of broadband networks and estimates the costs of a state-wide roll-out of fiber and gigabit networks.
Why and where are copper networks still used in Europe and what can network operators and national authorities learn from countries like Estonia and Sweden, where more than 80 and 50% of the copper network is switched off?
WIK-Consult supports the European Commission (DG CONNECT) as part of a research consortium in the assessment of the scope of the Geo-blocking Regulation, in particular with regard to an extension of the scope of the Geo-blocking Regulation to audiovisual and...
What’s in the name? Are products advertised as 'fibre' really 100% fibre (hence fibre to the home) or only partly fibre such as fibre to the curb (last mile still the old copper wire) or hybrid fibre coax (cable networks) and why is this important for...
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