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


Consultancy service to support the development of smart grids in Baden-Württemberg

WIK and Öko-Institut have developed a new concept (“regulatory innovation zone”) to better cope with the challenges of the German Energiewende


Study on the optics / optical technology sector’s potential in the region Mittelhessen

Which economic role do the optics / optical technology sector in the region play?


What support for the U.S. Postal Service?

A study by the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) looks at options for financing postal universal service. The research responds to the challenges of USPS' notoriously weak financial performance.


Technology and change in postal services - impacts on consumers

Digitalisation has changed the role of the postal sector. Technology, primarily through the spread of the internet and mobile devices, has empowered consumers and transformed them from passive to active participants in the postal services market.


Study on access price setting for infrastructure sharing– Implementation of the directive on broadband cost reduction

The study commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) focusses on pricing and costing principles for infrastructure sharing / network access with regard to the implementation of the directive on broadband cost reduction...


Monitoring letter and parcel markets in Germany

The provision of postal services in the whole territory of Germany is very good. This is shown by a report by WIK-Consult and TÜV Rheinland commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


ENERGISE: Survey results on communication infrastructure for Smart Grid applications

WIK and TÜV Rheinland present results of a European survey of the telecommunications and the energy sectors. The respondents see various hurdles but also a huge potential for cooperation between the both sectors.


Business communication services in Germany and its regulatory framework

The study for the Association of Telecommunication and Value-Added Service Providers (VATM) shows the importance of an ex-ante regulation of fixed call origination for competition in the provision of business communication services in Germany.


Over-the-Top players (OTTs)

The study for the EU Parliament explore current/emerging business models for OTT services; identifies costs and barriers to European online service development including OTT; describes the regulatory environment for online services in Europe and makes...


Monitoring Brief- und KEP-Märkte in Deutschland

E-Commerce ist ein bedeutender Wachstumstreiber für den deutschen Paketmarkt. WIK-Consult und TÜV Rheinland stellen wesentliche Trends im Onlinehandel vor und diskutieren Wechselwirkungen mit dem Einzelhandel. Der Kurzbericht ist Teil des Monitorings der...

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