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 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 Telecom operators and the aftermath of the European Commission agenda for the termination of roaming charges within the EUNtarzanou, Vasiliki; Portela, Miguel
2015 How important are real-time communications in TV Watching? A case of AfreecaTV in KoreaNam, Kyung Jin; Kwon, Youngsun
2015 The Analysis of the Ghana Telecom IndustryOsei-Owusu, Alexander
2015 Application of Actor-Network Theory to Network Neutrality in KoreaShin, Dong-Hee; Kim, Hyup (Henry); Kim, Nam Cheol; Kim, So Jeong; Kim, Sungho; Kim, Guri
2015 A multivariate study of the digital divide and digital exclusionSerrano-Cinca, C.; Muñoz-Soro, J.F.; Brusca-Alijarde, I.
2015 Characterizing SMS spam in a large cellular network via mining victim spam reportsSkudlark, Ann
2015 Economic determinants of optical fiber share in total broadband connections in OECD countriesSudtasan, Tatcha
2015 Increasing the Value of Telecom Operators with a Single EU MarketSerrano Calle, Silvia
2015 Regulatory Implications of FMS for Voice Services in Turkey: Analysis of Recent Regulatory Acts on Deregulation and Margin SqueezeÜnver, Mehmet Bilal; Göktaylar, Yavuz; Tezel, Fatih
2015 Big Data in SpainValarezo-Unda, Ángel; Pérez-Amaral, Teodosio; Gijón, Covadonga;
2015 Evaluation of the impact of net neutrality on the profitability of telecom operators: A game-theoretic approachVan der Wee, Marlies; Vandevelde, Niels; Verbrugge, Sofie; Pickavet, Mario
2015 The Role Of Stakeholders On Implementing Universal Services In VietnamThai, Do Manh; Falch, Morten; Williams, Idongesit
2015 The supply of personal information: A study on the determinants of information provision in e-commerce scenariosPotoglou, Dimitris; Palacios, Juan; Feijoo, Claudio; Gómez Barroso, Jose-Luis
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 Factors of Technology, Organization and Environment Influencing the Adoption and Usage of Big Data in Korean FirmsPark, Jong-Hyun; Kim, Moon-Koo; Paik, Jong-Hyun
2015 Media Conglomerate Diversification and Interest Conflict in the Convergence AgeTseng, Kuo-Feng
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 Mobile payment: a multi-perspective, multi-method research projectBouwman, Harry; de Reuver, Mark; Cavallini, Andrea; Lourens, Jeremy; Manocha, Swati; Vaessen, Maud; Dahlberg, T.
2015 ICT ecosystems in small countries: an analysis of LuxembourgBinsfeld, Nico; Pugalis, Lee; Whalley, Jason
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