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 Identifying harm to the best efforts InternetMarcus, J. Scott; Waldburger, Martin
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 Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless MarketsJeanjean, François; Houngbonon, Georges Vivien
2015 The Analysis of the Ghana Telecom IndustryOsei-Owusu, Alexander
2015 The drivers of the substitution of individual services for bundled services: The case of SpainUrueña López, Alberto; Gijón, Covadonga; Castro García-Muñoz, Raquel; Ureña Fernández, Olga; Feijóo, Claudio
2015 Increasing the Value of Telecom Operators with a Single EU MarketSerrano Calle, Silvia
2015 Risk behaviour, fraud and e-trust of individual consumers in SpainMartínez de Ibarreta, Carlos; Gijón, Covadonga
2015 What is the role of the mobile operators in the 5G mobile communications?Yuguchi, Kiyotaka
2015 Study on factors for evaluating the economic impact of data localization requirement policies on the IT industryKawauchi, Junko; Shinohara, Takeshi; Yokozawa, Makoto
2015 Telecom operators and the aftermath of the European Commission agenda for the termination of roaming charges within the EUNtarzanou, Vasiliki; Portela, Miguel
2015 Economic implications of further harmonisation of electronic communications regulation in the EUMarcus, J. Scott; Gantumur, Tseveen
2015 Language As Key Factor Of Long-Term Value Creation In Mergers And Acquisitions In The Telecommunications SectorNavio-Marco, J; Solorzano-Garcia, M; Urueña, A.
2015 ICT ecosystems in small countries: an analysis of LuxembourgBinsfeld, Nico; Pugalis, Lee; Whalley, Jason
2015 Technology Neutrality: Interaction between International Mobile Telecommunication and National Spectrum Management PoliciesEl-Moghazi, Mohamed; Whalley, Jason; Irvine, James
2015 A qualitative change of personal information in the age of big data: A Study of court case in TaiwanYeh, Chih-Liang
2015 Identifying Telecommunication strategies and investment Opportunities in Latin American Countries Based on Clustering AnalysisPeñas-de Pablo, José Miguel; Portilla-Figueras, José Antonio; Navío-Marco, Julio; Salcedo-Sanz, Sancho
2015 The impact of ICTs on employment in Latin America: A call for comprehensive regulationGarcia-Murillo, Martha
2015 Internet of Things: redefinition of Business Models for the next generation of Telecom servicesGhanbari, Amirhossein; Álvarez, Óscar; Markendahl, Jan
2015 Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony marketBalmer, Roberto E.
2015 Cooperative investment in next generation broadband networks: A review of recent practical cases and literatureBalmer, Roberto E.
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