Current Publications


Digital Sovereignty in Europe – a first benchmark

The COVID-19 crisis has not only shown how crucial our ICT infrastructure is, but it has also increased awareness of being dependent on foreign suppliers of critical services and products. Therefore, it is not surprising that within the public debate around...


Digital infrastructures of municipal utilities

WIK-Consult analyses status quo and opportunities of municipal utilities for building digital infrastructures.


No. 473: Bottom up cost modelling and statistical analysis of NGA network costs

In comparison to other countries NGA investment in Germany still lags behind. This paper investigates on profitability of FTTH rollout and funding requirements by applying methods of bottom-up modelling, regression and cluster analysis.More...


No. 472: Cost saving potentials associated with Infrastructure Sharing in the context of 5G introduction

The present study shines light on benefits and drawbacks of Infrastructure Sharing in the mobile market in the context of the beginning 5G roll-out and quantifies potential cost savings.More...


No. 471: Consumer IoT in Germany – applications and possible need for regulation

The number of connected products for end consumers rises continuously. The discussion paper at hand presents important fields of applications and discusses potential issues with regard to competition, data and consumer protection. More...


No. 470: Impact of coverage obligations on mobile network coverage in the EU

Mobile coverage is always subject of controversial political and technical discussions. Using econometric measurement methods, the impact on mobile coverage is investigated.More...


Digital Markets Act - Impact Assessment support study

As part of a research consortium, WIK identifies problem areas related to gatekeeper platforms and assesses the impact of the Digital Markets Act.


No. 469: Cloud services and AI-as-a-Service – Current and potential application scenarios and market developments

This study captures the current market situation in the AI-as-a-Service market segment, identifies business strategies of the major providers and key influencing factors of market developments.More...


No. 468: The development of retail offers on the German mobile communications market 2017-2020

The variety of offers and intensity of competition differ significantly in the various user segments on the German mobile telephony market.More...


No. 467: Platform multihoming - A consumer perspective

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.More...

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