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Competition Policy

Taming the oligopolists Taming the oligopolists

Sumit Sharma extends the argument for using competition policy rather than regulation for convergent networks by looking at oligopoly models.

Sumit Sharma extends the argument for using competition policy rather than regulation for convergent networks by looking at oligopoly models.
June 2015, Volume 43 Issue 02

Moral  Fibre Moral Fibre

Should policymakers 'do what is right' and promote all-fibre broadband networks? Catherine Middleton weighs up the arguments

Should policymakers 'do what is right' and promote all-fibre broadband networks? Catherine Middleton weighs up the arguments

April 2016, Volume 44 Issue 01

Voyage of discovery Voyage of discovery

Jean-Pierre Blais reports from Canada on ‘discoverability’ and the paradox of finding good television content in an age of seeming abundance

Jean-Pierre Blais reports from Canada on 'discoverability' and the paradox of finding good television content in an age of seeming abundance
April 2016, Volume 44 Issue 01

A Global Challenge A Global Challenge

Setting out a framework for coherent policy and regulation for the digital economy is our major challenge, especially for countries outside of the EU and US, writes RAINER SCHNEPFLEITNER.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Digital Doha Digital Doha

The IIC’s first TMF of 2017 was held in Doha, with OTT and IoT issues to the fore, as CRISTINA MURRONI reports.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Friendly foes Friendly foes

How can network operators and service providers settle value for their wares in a converged world, where services are network agnostic? sumit sharma presents a bargaining framework that could unite all players in a ‘game’

How can network operators and service providers settle value for their wares in a converged world, where services are network agnostic? sumit sharma presents a bargaining framework that could unite all players in a ‘game’
April 2016, Volume 44 Issue 01

Principles for Policymakers Principles for Policymakers

Today’s media and communications world needs a fundamental set of principles to help policymakers determine public value. ROBERT PICARD and VICTOR PICKARD have just such a global set to hand.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Searching For The Creative Economy Searching For The Creative Economy

Ian Hargreaves pieces together projects and evidence that are defining a crucial, technology driven sector of the economy.

Ian Hargreaves  pieces together projects and evidence that are defining a crucial, technology driven sector of the economy.
January 2016, Volume 43 Issue 04

A Tipping Point For Regulation A Tipping Point For Regulation

With the rise of OTT there’s no doubt we are in the midst of transition in telecoms markets - but how best to respond, asks Brian Williamson

With the rise of OTT there's no doubt we are in the midst of transition in telecoms markets - but how best to respond, asks Brian Williamson.
September 2015, Volume 43 Issue 03

Europe in the Round (Part 2) Europe in the Round (Part 2)

Peter Alexiadis concludes his tour of the trade-offs inherent in communications regulation.

Peter Alexiadis concludes his tour of the trade-offs inherent in communications regulation.
July 2016, Volume 44 Issue 02

Platforms of Power Platforms of Power

The rise of content and media intermediaries such as Google and Facebook as digital gatekeepers raises major policy and regulation concerns, writes Robin Mansell.

The rise of content and media intermediaries such as Google and Facebook as digital gatekeepers raises major policy and regulation concerns, writes Robin Mansell.
March 2015, Volume 43 Issue 01

Shedding Light on 5G Policy Shedding Light on 5G Policy

In part two of his discussion of the ‘myth of 5G’, WILLIAM WEBB examines regulatory factors, spectrum issues and whether fixed-wireless access will be more than a promise - plus scenarios for the next few years

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

The meaning of net neutrality The meaning of net neutrality

The dust has finally begun to settle on the new US and European net neutrality laws. Richard Feasey compares and contrasts

The dust has finally begun to settle on the new US and European net neutrality laws. Richard Feasey compares and contrasts
April 2016, Volume 44 Issue 01

Competition and Big Data Competition and Big Data

The legal highlights of a joint report by the French and German competition authorities on the use of data are discussed by Tim Cowen

The legal highlights of a joint report by the French and German competition authorities on the use of data are discussed by Tim Cowen.
July 2016, Volume 44 Issue 02

Openings for Zero Rating Openings for Zero Rating

Zero rating is a highly controversial aspect of the internet. AUGUSTO PRETA and PENG PENG provide a cost-benefit analysis amid the context of net neutrality.

Zero rating is a highly controversial aspect of the internet. AUGUSTO PRETA and PENG PENG provide a cost-benefit analysis amid the context of net neutrality.
July 2016, Volume 44 Issue 02

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