Topical thoughts on the regulatory framework around mobile, television, telephony and the internet

Gatekeeper or Strategic Market Status? Defining who is subject to big tech regulation

The European Commission and the UK’s CMA are taking different approaches to identifying which big tech firms should be regulated. Does either offer a better template for regulating big tech companies?

Principles for the governance and regulation of digital platforms

Should digital platforms be regulated using clear principles or presecriptive rules? How should regulators decide which platform markets to regulate?

Post Covid Telecoms: A System Dynamics Model of Demand Side Shock

SPC Network and DAS have updated our System Dynamics model of investment determinants to capture the demand side shock in broadband services caused by Covid 19 and the lockdown.

Determinants of Investment in VHCNs reveals important findings to meet Gigabit Society targets

Latest edition of Hexagon summarises main findings of report for BEREC

Defining Digital Platforms: An Indirect Challenge

Is the Hypotehtical Monopolist Test fit for purpose to define digital platform markets? What can regulators learn from the economics of indirect constraints?

Ex ante regulation of digital platforms: Challenges for the three criteria test

Amid calls for regulation of digital platforms can the Three Criteria Test be used to indetify where ex ante regulation is relevant?

Finding Collective Dominance in an ex ante Environment

• Draft European Electronics Communications Code places more emphasis on collective dominance. • Ex post conditions well known, but how should an NRA find collective dominance ex ante? • Guidance is needed to ensure focus on structural market conditions

Competition Appeal Tribunal Judgement: How to Define a Market

How to define a market: Lessons from the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal

Brexit: It looks like a complete break

Britain looks to be heading for a "hard Brexit" and an interventionist industrial strategy. What will this mean for sector policy and regulation?

BT Separation: The end of a beautiful relationship?

Will Ofcom's proposal to establish Openreach as a legally separate subsidiary of BT achieve its goals of more investment in fibre?

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