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22.12.2021

Research Brief Success factors for local online marketplaces

The number of local online marketplaces has grown significantly in recent years, and especially since the onset of the Corona pandemic. However, when looking at the suc-cess of the individual initiatives, major differences become apparent.More...

21.12.2021

Research Brief Price differentiation for fixed-line broadband products in Germany

WIK research brief examines the product design and pricing for double-play products of 96 fixed network providers in Germany.More...

21.12.2021

Research Brief Valuation and performance of German telecommunications companies in comparison to their European counterparts

Research Brief compares performance data of selected telecommunications companies.More...

21.12.2021

WIK Working Paper No. 3: Copper to Fibre Migration: Regulated Access Fees Incentivising Migration

By applying the Spokes model of spatial competition, we analyse the effect of the regulated copper access fee on customer-sided migration towards fibre networks. More...

21.12.2021

No. 479: The basic principles of 6G

The future 6G cellular standard will usher in a new era, with billions of things and people generating and communicating a vast amount of digital information. Additionally, 6G is also expected to meet societal needs for sustainable progress and more security....More...

21.12.2021

No. 478: Open RAN and SDN/NFV: Perspectives, Options, Restrictions and Challenges

Does everything stay different? Open RAN as new approach for radio access networks. The article discusses advantages and disadvantages of the Open RAN approach.More...

21.12.2021

Research Brief IoT for SME – potentials and challenges

The Internet of Things offers a wide range of possible applications for SMEs that can improve their competitiveness. The short study exemplarily presents five future-oriented examples in the fields of “track and trace” and “remote monitoring” that exploit the...More...

21.12.2021

No. 477: Use of Blockchain in SMEs: Opportunities & Challenges

The study uses an expert survey and SWOT analyses to examine the potential that blockchain holds for SMEs.More...

21.12.2021

Research Brief "Citizen Apps"

An increasing number of municipalities in Germany are using citizen apps at the interface between municipal administration and the population.More...

21.12.2021

No. 476: The development of retail offers for residential customers on the German fixed-line market 2017-2020

WIK Discussion Paper examines the price development of double-play tariffs for private end users at the largest German fixed network providers in the period 2017-2020.More...

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