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.

Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 77
Year of PublicationTitleAuthor(s)
2015 How fixed mobile usage interact? Does FTTH deployment influence the interaction?Liang, Julienne
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 Assessment of spectrum value: application to sub-1GHz frequency bandsGonzález-Valderrama, Carlos; Frías, Zoraida; Martínez, Jorge Pérez
2015 Internet of Things: redefinition of Business Models for the next generation of Telecom servicesGhanbari, Amirhossein; Álvarez, Óscar; Markendahl, Jan
2015 Transaction costs and the sharing economyHenten, Anders; Windekilde, Iwona
2015 Complement and Network Externalisties in the Mobile Devices IndustryGyu, Lim Yeon; Taek, Kim Sang
2015 The impact of ICTs on employment in Latin America: A call for comprehensive regulationGarcia-Murillo, Martha
2015 European broadband policy – regulation vs. FacilitationFalch, Morten; Henten, Anders
2015 Geographic regulation of next generation broadband networks: A review of practical cases and recent literatureBalmer, Roberto E.
2015 The Impact of Entry and Merger on the Price of Mobile Telecommunications ServicesHoungbonon, Georges Vivien
2015 Upstream Competition and Open Access Regimes: Experimental EvidenceHorstmann, Niklas; Krämer, Jan; Schnurr, Daniel
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 An exploratory study of the board composition of European incumbent telecommunication operatorsWhalley, Jason; Garrett, Janette; Vialle, Pierre
2015 Insight into the Rival Effects of M&As within the Context of Mobile Ecosystem: The Case of Google and AppleYang, Seung Ho; Nam, Changi; Kim, Seongcheol
2015 Key Success Factors of Crowdfunding: From a User Experience PerspectiveWang, Eunice Hsiao-Hui; Lin, Yu-Tsen
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.
2015 Media Conglomerate Diversification and Interest Conflict in the Convergence AgeTseng, Kuo-Feng
2015 An assessment of innovation profiles of telecom operators: a longitudinal comparison between BT and Orange from 2004 to 2013Vialle, Pierre; Beltran, Samuel; Whalley, Jason
2015 Next Generation of Radio Spectrum Management: Licensed Shared Access and the trade-off between Static and Dynamic EfficiencyMassaro, Maria; Pogorel, Gérard; Bohlin, Erik
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