Observatorio FEDEA de Redes de Nueva Generación en España (Noviembre 2009)

Este observatorio promovido por la Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA) describe la situación actual de las redes de acceso de nueva generación en España, esto es, redes basadas en fibra óptica que permiten ofrecer velocidades de acceso a Internet superiores a las de las redes tradicionales. Se muestra la cobertura actual de este tipo de redes, los operadores que prestan servicios mediante estas redes en el mercado español y los precios a los que se comercializan dichos servicios. Finalmente, se sitúa a España en el contexto europeo, comparando las velocidades y precios disponibles en la capital española con los que se ofrecen en otras capitales europeas. La comparativa pone en evidencia las menores posibilidades de acceso a las que se enfrenta un individuo madrileño en relación a los habitantes de las demás capitales analizadas.

Visite el Observatorio Fedea de Redes de Nueva Generación en España

Press summary September 2009

September 21, 2009 – Forbes:
FCC chairman says ‘open Internet’ rules are vital

September 17, 2009 – Europa press:
State aid: Commission adopts Guidelines for broadband networks

September 15, 2009 – Ofcom press release:
Ofcom Deregulates Telecoms Market

September 14, 2009 – Europa press:
Commission Calls On Czech Regulator To Reduce Mobile Termination Rates

State aid: Commission adopts Guidelines for broadband networks (September 17)

Europa Press releases: The European Commission has adopted Guidelines on the application of EC Treaty state aid rules to the public funding of broadband networks. The Guidelines provide a clear and predictable framework for stakeholders and will help Member States to accelerate and extend broadband deployment. The Guidelines also contain specific provisions concerning the deployment of Next Generation Access networks, allowing public support to foster investment in this strategic sector without creating undue distortions of competition. The Guidelines take account of comments received during a public consultation.

NEREC Past Events

NEREC Conference on Electronic Communications (September 11-12, 2009)

Summer School on the Economics of Telecommunications (September 7-11, 2009)

NEREC-ENTER Seminar: The impact of the economic crisis on the Spanish telecommunications sector: main challenges and opportunities (June 16, 2009)

First Telecom Lunch Workshop: the ladder of investment in Spain (March 17, 2009)

Workshop on Next Generation Access Networks (November 14, 2008)

Workshop on Benchmarking prices of telecommunication services: state of the art and main challenges (April 21, 2008)

Workshop on access regulation to audiovisual content (November 14, 2007)

Functional Separation: a new remedy for European Telecommunications Markets? (October 3, 2007)

Conference Programme

CONFERENCE DAY 1, September 11
Morning Sessions

The first part of the conference was devoted to discuss the first annual report in a “Monitoring EU Telecoms Policy” series. This initiative will allow a regular examination of the work of the European Commission in the field of ICT’s regulation and competition, covering also the work of the ERG and the European Parliament. Every year, a report will be written by a group of economists known for their works on regulation and competition in telecommunications and media markets. The views expressed in the report will be those of the authors writing in a personal capacity. The annual NEREC Research Conference will provide a platform for discussing the report and presenting it to the broader public and the media.
The authors of the inaugural report are:

Martin Cave and Leo Fulvio Minervini, University of Warwick – Spectrum Policy.
Justus Haucap, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg – The Recommended Regulation of Fixed and Mobile Termination Rates: A Critical Appraisal.
Jorge Padilla, LECG – An economist’s look at the draft Community Guidelines for the application of State aid rules in relation to rapid deployment of broadband networks.
Andrea Renda, CEPS –The review of the EU telecoms framework: a tale of the anti-commons.
Brian Williamson, Plum Consulting – The regulation of next generation access networks and the draft Commission Recommendation.

Afternoon Sessions

The second part of the Conference was devoted to the presentation and discussion of the papers accepted by the NEREC Research Conference scientific committee composed by Martin Cave (University of Warwick), Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas at Austin), Jorge Padilla (LECG), Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and ZEW), Georges Siotis (UC3M and DG COMP, Commission of the EU).

CONFERENCE DAY 2, September 12

Morning Sessions


Saturday, September 12

9.30 – 12.00
Universal service in small economies: an empirical analysis of the effects of policy, institutional endowments, and alternative technologies
Pavlos C. Symeou, Judge Business School-University of Cambridge, Institute for Communication Economics-University of Munich Presentation
Discussant: José María Rodríguez, Frontier Economics. Presentation

Licensing Options for Digital Dividend Spectrum: an Australian Perpective
Ben Freyens, Research School of Social Science Australian National University
Discussant: Javier Dominguez, Telefónica

Is Fixed-Mobile Substitution strong enough to de-regulate Fixed Voice Telephony? Evidence from the Austrian Markets
W. Briglauer, Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration
A. Schwarz, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications
C. Zulehner, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO
Discussant: Pavlos C. Symeou, Judge Business School-University of Cambridge, Institute for Communication Economics-University of Munich. Presentation

Characterizing Mobile and Fixed Telephony Substitution from Preferences
A. Galetovic, Centro de Economía de la Empresa, Universidad de los Andes
R. Sanhueza, Centro de Economía de la Empresa, Universidad de los Andes
Discussant: Mikhail Drugov, Oxford University and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Presentation

12.00 – 12.30
Coffee break

12.30 – 14.00
Intermediation and investment incentives
Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim and ZEW. Presentation
Discussant: Natalia Fabra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Presentation

Bargaining, power and the net neutrality problem
Claudia Saavedra, Departement d’Economie, Ecole Polytechnique. Presentation
Discussant: María Fernanda Viecens, FEDEA. Presentation

Versioning when customers can buy both versions: An application to intertemporal movie distribution
J. Calzada, Universitat de Barcelona, IREA-PPRE. Presentation
T. M. Valletti, Imperial College London, University of Rome, CEPR
Discussant: Guillermo Caruana, CEMFI. Presentation

14.00 – 15.00
End of Conference: farewell Spanish wine and lunch-buffet

CONFERENCE DAY 1. Afternoon sessions

Friday, September 11

15.30 – 17.00
Standardising wholesale super-fast broadband access: the public role
Chinyelu Onwurah, Ofcom. Presentation
Discussant: Antonio Castillo Holgado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Investments in New Generation Access Networks: real options assessments in wholesale markets
F. Gallardo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
A. G. Zaballos (Deloitte and Instituto de Empresa)
T. Pérez Amaral (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Competition, Regulation, and Broadband Access to the Internet
Georg Götz, Department of Economics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. Presentation
Discussant: Juán José Ganuza, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Presentation

17.00 – 17.30
Coffee break

18.00 – 19.30
Inversión en TICs y productividad: un breve panorama y una primera aproximación al caso de las regiones españolas
Ángel de la Fuente, Instituto de Análisis Económico, CSIC. Presentation
Discussant: José Manuel Montero, Banco de España. Presentation

The Effects of ICT investment on productivity in Spain
José María Rodríguez Ovejero Frontier Economics
J. Santamaría García Frontier Economics
K. Calderón Frontier Economics

The effects of economy size on firm performance: evidence
from the telecommunications sector

Pavlos C. Symeou Judge Business School-University of Cambridge, Institute for Communication Economics-University of Munich Presentation

CONFERENCE DAY 1. Morning sessions

Friday, September 11

08.30 – 09.00

09.00 – 09.30
Opening Remarks.
Presentation of the report “Monitoring EU Telecoms Policy”
Guillermo de la Dehesa. President of CEPR and NEREC

09.30 – 10.30
Reinald Krueger, European Commission
Ilsa Godlovith, ECTA
Victoria Gerus, ETNO.


10.30 – 10.50
The regulation of spectrum: main policy issues
Martin Cave. Warwick Business School. Presentation

10.50 – 11.45
Ruprecht Niepold, European Commission. Presentation
Richard Feasey, Vodafone
Josep Ventosa, Abertis. Presentation
Steve Blythe, Orange. Presentation

Moderator: Jorge Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


11.45 – 12.15
Coffee break

12.15 – 12.35
The regulation of Next Generation access networks: the work done and the way ahead
Brian Williamson, Plum Consulting. Presentation

12.35 – 13.05
Chinyelu Onwurah, Ofcom
Rafael Díez-Vega, Telefónica. Presentation
José Lopez Tafall, Ono

Moderator: Inmaculada López, CMT

13.05 – 13.30
European Commission’s Guidelines on public aids to the deployment of broadband netwoks
Cecilio Madero, European Commission. Speech


Closure of the morning session
Reinaldo Rodriguez, President of CMT

13.45 – 15.30

The achievements of Commission’s Information Society and Media Policies: 2004-2009

Creating a Single Competitive, Innovative and Borderless European Telecoms and Media Market for 500 Million Consumers
European Commission, Information Society and Media

Press summary August 2009

August 20, 2009 – Europa press:
Commission sets new information society challenge: Becoming literate in new media

August 19, 2009 – Europa press:
Competition: Commission publishes 2008 Annual Report on Competition Policy

August 18, 2009 – Europa press:
EU invests a fresh € 18 million in future ultra high-speed mobile internet

August 14, 2009 – TCA Press release:
Irish Competition Authority Publishes Guidance on Pay-TV in Apartments

August 11, 2009 – OECD:
Mobile phone calls lowest in Finland, Netherlands and Sweden, says OECD report

August 11, 2009 – El Mundo:
España, Canadá y Estados Unidos tienen las tarifas de móvil más caras de la OCDE

August 4, 2009 – Europa press:
Digital economy can lift Europe out of crisis, says Commission report