The Network for Economic Research on Electronic Communications (NEREC) held its first Annual Conference on European Electronic Communications from 11-12 September 2009 in Madrid.
The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has launched a public consultation on its proposed long run average incremental cost (LRAIC) models and current cost accounting (CCA) approach for fixed and mobile operators.
Following the recent financial crisis, a number of commentators attribute particular blame for the crisis to universal banks and are advocating special regulatory treatment of such banks in the future.
Energy transmission operation needs address increasing challenges resulting from new EU regulations, regulatory pressures to enhance efficiency and political moves to promote and integrate renewable energies.
Today, the UK Competition Commission (CC) formally recommended to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) that it should establish an Ombudsman to arbitrate on disputes between grocery retailers and suppliers and investigate complaints under the new Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
The Romanian Telecommunications regulator (ANCOM) has published a draft decision on the future regulation of fixed retail telephony markets.
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has published a summary of the Notice of Appeal by Carphone Warehouse Group plc against certain parts of Ofcom’s decision relating to the regulation of wholesale access services provided by Openreach including wholesale line rental and services provided using local loop unbundling.
Our July bulletins shed economic light on four high profile events: a landmark victory for the UK tax authorities on transfer pricing; important recommendations from the European Commission for mobile telephone charges; BSkyB’s acquisition of a shareholding in ITV in the UK; and last, but not least, Real Madrid’s world record transfer fee of €94 million for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ofwat has released its draft price limits for water and sewerage charges.
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has announced that it has completed the take over of 26% of shares in EWE AG.
The GSM Association (GSMA) has published the first Annual Report of its ‘Mobile Money for the Unbanked’ (MMU) initiative.
Today, the UK Competition Commision (CC) set out its case for a new competition test that would stop supermarkets opening new stores in certain local areas.
Norway’s Competition Authority (NCA) has today unconditionally cleared the merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has published its Low Carbon Transition Plan.
The Global Competition Review (GCR) has published the 2009 edition of The Handbook of Competition Economics.
Mobile termination rates are currently the subject of ongoing discussions in the Ukraine between the Antimonopoly Committee (AMC), the National Commission for Communication Regulation (NCCR) and telecommunications operators.
Counterfeit and pirated goods pervade virtually every sector in every country.
The UK Department of Health has published an independent Review of NHS Dental Services in England.
In April 2003, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) had imposed high fines on six German cement producers for fixing sales quotas.
The UK postal regulator Postcomm has published its ‘minded to’ decision in connection with its investigation into Royal Mail’s offering of Mailsort Light.