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Access and investment

Study by WIK and its partners now published by the European Commission

The study "Regulatory, in particular access, regimes for network investment models in Europe" looks at Europe’s future needs for high bandwidth connectivity, the business models for investment in new networks, and how regulation may impact the business case for deployment of very high capacity networks as well as choice and value in services for end-users. We also consider the implications of different governance models for access regulation at EU level. Key conclusions are that the current framework has been effective in delivering competition in broadband, but has not levelled up the standard of very high capacity broadband in Europe to match EU and international best practice Benchmarks It also has not delivered a single market for services to enterprises. The lack of binding decisions on remedies and complex institutional processes may be partly responsible. We recommend an increased focus on infrastructure competition, geographically targeted regulation and co-investment within an expanded market analysis process, as well as a common approach for business wholesale products. The study suggests that a reformed BEREC could serve to support consistent application of the rules.

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Support for the framework review impact assessment

Contribution of reforms more than € 900 bn by 2025

The study concludes that although the framework has generally delivered on its main objectives it has not sufficiently levelled up connectivity standards to enable users to benefit from the evolution of digital services in sectors such as healthcare, education, manufacturing or transport. The framework has also not fully adapted to market and technological developments creating complexity for providers and undermining consumer trust. Moreover, certain aspects are redundant or inefficient. The preferred solution would foster very high capacity networks through infrastructure competition and co-investment. Accelerated and better co-ordinated spectrum assignment should boost 5G and its successors. Obligations on ‘interpersonal communications services’ would be streamlined and made technologically neutral. The proposed solution requires strengthened co-ordination mechanisms supported through a reformed BEREC and enhanced remit for NRAs. The study team estimated that reforms could contribute € 910 bn to growth and 1.3 m jobs by 2025.

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Hochleistungsfähige Kommunikationsnetze: Wer investiert?

WIK auf der Jubiläumskonferenz 100 Jahre Wirtschaftsdienst

Zum Thema neues Wachstum für Europa hat WIK die zentralen Ergebnisse seiner aktuellen Studie zu Investitionen in Breitband, insbesondere in hochperformante Breitbandnetze vorgestellt.

Unter der Überschrift "Wachstumspolitik neu denken" empfahl WIK erneut die politische Festlegung eines verbindlichen Glasfaser-Infrastrukturziels für 2025.  

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WIK stellt Studie zu regionalen TK-Akteuren vor

Regionale Anbieter leisten wichtigen Beitrag zum NGA-Ausbau in unterversorgten Gebieten

Regionale TK-Akteure verfolgen unterschiedliche Geschäftsmodelle. Diese reichen vom reinen Netzbetreiber bzw. -eigner bis hin zum vollintegrierten Telekommunikationsanbieter: Allen ist gemeinsam, dass sie stabile regulatorische Rahmenbedingungen benötigen und ihr Erfolg davon abhängt, regionale Präsenz und Nähe als Maßnahme zur Kundengewinnung und -bindung einzusetzen.

Die Studie, die das WIK im Auftrag des Breitbandbüros des Landes Hessen erstellt hat, liefert wichtige Impulse für die Debatte, wie der Ausbau leistungsfähiger, flächendeckender Breitbandinfrastruktur in Deutschland erreicht werden kann. Sie wurde der Öffentlichkeit im Rahmen des Telekommunikationstags Hessen am 06.10.2016 in Frankfurt vorgestellt.

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WIK Newsletter Nr. 104, September 2016

Der neue WIK Newsletter informiert über die laufenden Arbeiten des WIK: Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Veranstaltungen.

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