Newsletter Nr. 118 | März 2020

Der neue WIK Newsletter mit Berichten aus der laufenden Arbeit des WIK und Berichten von Veranstaltungen ist erschienen. "Corona als Akzelerator der Digitalisierung"More...


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.More...


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.More...


WIK Discussion Papers for Download free of charge

To improve the Access to our Discussion Papers and to facilitate it for you we will make them available for free as PDF-document.


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...


Digital Executive Club Brussels – an initiative of WIK and IDATE

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.


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

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