The Study Series of WIK consist of final reports of research projects carried out by WIK.


Substantive issues for review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general end-user issues

Study on market entry, management of scarce resources and telecom specific consumer protection in the internal market in the context of EU-impact assessment


Current and future technological access options to all fixed telecommunication infrastructures in the Netherlands

Analysing market 3 and 4 of the EU-market recommendation one has to extrapolate network access development on copper, fibre and coax cables until 2025 and its impact on wholesale in a significantly consolidated market.


Evaluation of the broadband initiative bmvit 2015/16

WIK and its Austrian partner WIFO have evaluated the first phase (2015/16) of the Austrian broadband State aid Program. The results of the evaluation have been presented in June 2017.


Changes in Consumer Behaviour in Germany

German consumers increase their use of OTT services


Online Platforms in Germany

33 billion Euro revenues and 61,000 employees


WIK study on cost orientation of letter prices in Belgium

In March 2017, Belgian regulator BIPT had rejected the price increases bpost had proposed for 2017. The decision was based on a study by WIK on cost orientation of letter prices in Belgium. BIPT has published its decision and the WIK report in May 2017.


Gigabit Networks for Germany

WIK report examines how to further the spread of gigabit networks in Germany with appropriate measures.


Foresight study on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)

WIK conducted a study funded by the EU-Commission on the implications of SDN and NFV on the future telecommunication landscape in collaboration with TNO and IDATE


The Socioeconomic Value of Rich Interaction Applications (RIA)

Applications such as Skype and WhatsApp have become very popular with consumers. We find that for each 10% increase in usage of These applications a total increase of US$5.6 trillion in GDP can be expected across 164 countries (2000 to 2015).


Best practice for passive infrastructure access

WIK abstracts reference for infrastructure access from 5 leading countries

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