26th European Regional ITS Conference, Madrid 2015

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26th European Regional ITS Conference
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, 24th – 27th June 2015

"What next for European telecommunications?"

The conference aims to address issues that are highly relevant to Europe’s dynamic telecommunications market. One debate that has emerged within the European Union (EU) focuses on the structure and regulation of its telecommunications sector. The fragmented nature of the market, with 28 national markets and regulators, is preventing the emergence of the sort of telecommunications industry that the EU needs if it is to prosper in today’s global information based economy.
Operators lack the scale economies necessary to fund their investments in infrastructure or to develop new services and products. The national nature of markets complicates the regulatory process, and prevents the emergence of EU wide operators. But what should happen next? Should, for instance, the EU encourage through whatever measures necessary a single market in telecommunications? In such a single market, a new institution will have to be empowered to take over the role of national regulatory authorities at the European level. Consolidation, primarily in mobile but perhaps also in fixed, could result in larger operators able to fund the necessary investment. Though as operators consolidate, the long-standing mantra of the more operators the better, would be cast aside, requiring the emergence of a new form of regulatory intervention in telecommunication markets.
It is also unclear whether the creation of a single market would result in increased investment by operators. Arguably, there could be less infrastructure investment, at least in the short term, as operators acquire one another across Europe. This would delay the infrastructure investment sought, prolonging the digital divides that exist across the EU. Nor, for that matter, is it clear how the creation of a single market would encourage innovation in new services and products. Across the EU many national online markets are dominated by European versions of American websites, while a range of foreign manufacturers now dominate the handset market. And not only are OTT providers like Netflix having a disruptive impact on European content markets, but they are also highlighting the value of content over infrastructure that places further challenges on Europe’s telecommunications operators.

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Year of PublicationTitleAuthor(s)
2015 Technology Neutrality: Interaction between International Mobile Telecommunication and National Spectrum Management PoliciesEl-Moghazi, Mohamed; Whalley, Jason; Irvine, James
2015 Media’s Effects on People’s Perceptions and Intentions in Post-Disaster Recovery – a Case Study of the Great East Japan EarthquakeCheng, John W.; Mitomo, Hitoshi; Otsuka, Tokio; Jeon, Stefan Y.
2015 Privacy Protection Policy for Big Data Analytics in the Malaysian Telecommunications SectorChua, Hui Na; Chang, Younghoon; Wong, Siew Fan; Tan, Chor Min
2015 Providing identity based on the telephone number: a new business model for telecommunication operatorsCarriedo, Francisco; Beltrán, Marta
2015 Is data really the new “oil” of the 21st century or just another snake oil? Looking at uses and users (private/public)de Prato, Giuditta; Simon, Jean Paul
2015 Real Options on New Generation Access Networks based on FTTH. An approach to the Spanish CaseGallardo, Fernando; Méndez, Mariano; Monjas, Manuel; Sánchez, Fernando
2015 Transaction costs and the sharing economyHenten, Anders; Windekilde, Iwona
2015 Assessment of spectrum value: application to sub-1GHz frequency bandsGonzález-Valderrama, Carlos; Frías, Zoraida; Martínez, Jorge Pérez
2015 Complement and Network Externalisties in the Mobile Devices IndustryGyu, Lim Yeon; Taek, Kim Sang
2015 Internet of Things: redefinition of Business Models for the next generation of Telecom servicesGhanbari, Amirhossein; Álvarez, Óscar; Markendahl, Jan
2015 The impact of ICTs on employment in Latin America: A call for comprehensive regulationGarcia-Murillo, Martha
2015 Keys And Challenges To Close The Rural Broadband Gap. The Role Of LTE Networks In SpainFrías, Zoraida; González-Valderrama, Carlos; Martínez, Jorge Pérez
2015 European broadband policy – regulation vs. FacilitationFalch, Morten; Henten, Anders
2015 Next Generation of Radio Spectrum Management: Licensed Shared Access and the trade-off between Static and Dynamic EfficiencyMassaro, Maria; Pogorel, Gérard; Bohlin, Erik
2015 QoE-based service differentiation: Business models analysis for the mobile marketMartinez, Luis; Nesse, Per Jonny; Markendahl, Jan
2015 Study of the potential impact of Quality-of-Experience based services on Net Neutrality principlesMartinez, Luis; Alvarez, Oscar Alvarez; Markendahl, Jan
2015 Consumer Awareness And Protection In Telecommunication Markets: Case Of Tanzania; Determinant Of Consumers’ Knowledge On Their RightsMwakatumbula, Hilda J.; Moshi, GoodielC.; Mitomo, Hitoshi
2015 Economic implications of further harmonisation of electronic communications regulation in the EUMarcus, J. Scott; Gantumur, Tseveen
2015 Identifying harm to the best efforts InternetMarcus, J. Scott; Waldburger, Martin
2015 Minimum term contracts in the absence of handset subsidiesMuñoz, David; Rodríguez, José María; Santamaría, Juana
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