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 78
Year of PublicationTitleAuthor(s)
2015 What is the role of the mobile operators in the 5G mobile communications?Yuguchi, Kiyotaka
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 Geographic regulation of next generation broadband networks: A review of practical cases and recent literatureBalmer, Roberto E.
2015 Ultra-Broadband For All In Europe: Can Access Regulation Hinder Innovation And Welfare Maximisation?Amendola, Giovanni Battista
2015 Analysis of the role of international network effects on the diffusion of second and third generation mobile communication networksBaquero, Maria; Kuroda, Toshifumi
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 What determines demand for Telecommunications services? Evidence from the EU countries before and after liberalizationAgiakloglou, Christos; Polemis, Michael
2015 A qualitative change of personal information in the age of big data: A Study of court case in TaiwanYeh, Chih-Liang
2015 The value of network neutrality to European consumersArnold, René; Waldburger, Martin; Morasch, Bastian; Schmid, Frieder; Schneider, Anna
2015 ICT ecosystems in small countries: an analysis of LuxembourgBinsfeld, Nico; Pugalis, Lee; Whalley, Jason
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 Mobile data offloading: an agent-based modelling study on the effectiveness of Wi-Fi offloadingBreukers, Yorick; de Reuver, Mark; Oey, Michel; Bouwman, Harry
2015 Facility- and Service-based Competition and Investment in Fixed Broadband Networks: Lessons from a Decade of Access Regulations in the European Union Member StatesBriglauer, Wolfgang; Gugler, Klaus; Haxhimusa, Adhurim
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 Providing identity based on the telephone number: a new business model for telecommunication operatorsCarriedo, Francisco; Beltrán, Marta
2015 Privacy Protection Policy for Big Data Analytics in the Malaysian Telecommunications SectorChua, Hui Na; Chang, Younghoon; Wong, Siew Fan; Tan, Chor Min
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 Technology Neutrality: Interaction between International Mobile Telecommunication and National Spectrum Management PoliciesEl-Moghazi, Mohamed; Whalley, Jason; Irvine, James
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