News & Insight

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?

Three forms of BT Separation: Objectives, solutions and effects

UEA CCP Working Paper exploring three forms of separation of BT: their motivations and possible effects on investment.

A Post-Brexit Information Society: Recognising Realities and Finding Futures

A paper exploring scenarios for Information Society policy and electronic communications regualtion in a post-Brexit Britain. This paper was presented at a Foundation for Information Society Policy seminar on 14th September 2016.

Brexit: An opportunity to improve ex ante regulation?

The result of Britain’s referendum on EU membership provides an opportunity to consider whether ex ante market reviews are the best way to regulate the market or could they be improved upon?

Other Web Browsers are Available: The European Commission and Google

The European Commission has sent a Statement to Objections to Google about its behaviour in the smart device and browser markets. How much does this case resemble an earlier case against Microsoft and what other issues should the Commission consider?

Subsidising Universal Broadband may Harm not Benefit Consumers

Many entrepreneurial firms are offering broadband services in less economic, hard to reach areas. Against this background, is a Universal Service subsidy designed to correct a market failure really needed?

BT/EE Merger: the importance of market definition

Would a different market definition have led to different conclusions by the UK Competition and Markets Authority on the BT/EE case? Link to Richard Cadman's Blog post at the UEA Centre for Competition Policy.

Does share of Spectrum Confer Market Power in Mobile Mergers

Merging mobile operators not only combine customers, they also combine spectrum. Does an increase in the share of this natural resource strengthen market power and how should it be treated by competition authorities?

Ofcom’s New Strategic Review: Lessons from the last ten years

As Ofcom launches its new strategic review Hexagon considers the key lessons from the first review held ten years ago.

30 Years After Privatisation: Is the UK Telecoms Market Working?

Three reports for UK Competitive Telecoms Association on the UK market 30 years after the privatisation of BT

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