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


WIK report discusses new approaches for the fibre rollout in underserved rural areas

Cooperations and wholesale-only networks increase the extent of regions which can be supplied with fibre on a commercial base


The future of market regulation

Nationwide fiber networks in Germany are necessary for the transformation into the Gigabit society. Adequate frame conditions have to be implemented that support and accelerate the fiber rollout.


Reasonable principles as guidance to spectrum auction design

Spectrum auctions should be designed as an efficient bargaining mechanism which fulfils the principles of the Coase Theorem.


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.

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