Quotation Briglauer, Wolfgang, Gugler, Klaus. 2013. The deployment and penetration of high-speed fiber networks and services: Why are EU member states lagging behind? Telecommunications Policy 37 (10), 819-835.


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One of the most controversial regulatory issues in Europe (and elsewhere) is whether the emerging next-generation access (NGA) infrastructure should be subjected to cost-based access regulation or whether at least a temporary removal of ex ante obligations (“regulatory holidays”) should be granted. Likewise, the role of NGA-specific state aid policies is increasingly capturing the attention of policy makers and the academic literature. In answering the questions raised above, we examine the previous and foreseeable EU regulatory framework and show that currently it does not provide sufficient incentives for NGA deployment and hence for increased penetration of NGA services. On the basis of an international comparison and by means of a diffusion analysis with recent NGA data, we argue that deregulatory and/or state-aid-driven approaches targeted at the demand (subscribers) and supply side (coverage) are more promising.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Telecommunications Policy
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C, VW-D
Language English
Title The deployment and penetration of high-speed fiber networks and services: Why are EU member states lagging behind?
Volume 37
Number 10
Year 2013
Page from 819
Page to 835
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308596113000748
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2013.05.003

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Briglauer, Wolfgang (Details)
Gugler, Klaus (Details)
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Research Institute for Regulatory Economics FI (Details)
Institute for Quantitative Economics IN (Details)
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