Publications in: Telecom and media

Economic Analysis of Merger in Hong Kong Mobile Telephony Sector – May 2014

Published: 05 May, 2014

This final report considers the likely competition effects in Hong Kong telecommunications markets of the proposed acquisition of CSL New World Mobility Limited (CSLNWM) by HKT Limited. We assess whether there is likely to be a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) as a result of the merger; whether there are benefits to the public that […]

Consumer Information on Broadband Speed and Net Neutrality Experiment

Published: November, 2011

Ofcom has published the report by London Economics “Consumer information on Broadband Net Neutrality”. This study uses an economic experiment and behavioural economics to test the impact on consumers’ internet package choice of how information about packages is presented. Participants in the experiment were faced with different information frames, including the use of colour coding […]

Experimental Study on Non-geographic Calls

Published: September, 2011

Ofcom has published the report by London Economics Experimental work on potential interventions in relation to non-geographic calls. The study uses economic experiments to investigate call price transparency for non-geographic phone numbers such as Directory Enquiries and customer support lines, and tests alternative regulatory interventions to improve price transparency to help consumers make more informed […]

Digital Radio Switchover: Willingness to Pay and Consumer Behaviour Research

Published: April, 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the report Digital Radio Switchover: Willingness to Pay and Consumer Behaviour Research by London Economics in association with YouGov. The study assesses consumers’ willingness to pay for the various attributes of digital radio through a choice experiment, and examines consumers’ attitudes towards radio and the costs […]

Consumer Switching Experimental Economics Research

Published: September, 2010

This study completed for Ofcom reports the results of an economic experiment that investigates different features of switching processes for consumers in the market for communication services. The economic experiment tests the impact of two main forms of switching process, Gaining Provider Led Processes (GPLPs) and Losing Provider Led Processes (LPLPs) on a set of […]

Estimation of the Net Cost of Fulfilling Universal Service Obligations in the Telecoms Sector

Published: May, 2008

This LE Economic Brief describes London Economics’ estimation of the net cost of the Universal Service Obligation in Ireland.

Economic Impacts of Increased Flexibility and Liberalisation in European Spectrum Management

Published: April, 2008

London Economics was commissioned by a group of European communications sector companies to carry out an independent review of the available evidence examining the costs and benefits of greater flexibility in the use of radio spectrum. This report sets out the findings of that review and is based on existing studies that examine the actual […]

IBPT Decision on the Approach to the Regulation of Price Squeeze in Telecommunications Markets

Published: July, 2007

London Economics assisted the Institut Belge de Poste et Telecommunications with the development of IBPT’s guidelines on its approach to the regulation of price squeeze in telecommunications markets. LE, working with legal advisors McDermott Will & Emery/Stanbrook LLP, advised on regulatory practices in other countries, on the appropriate structure of the test and on the […]

Creating a Framework for Investment

Published: November, 2006

7th ECTA Regulatory Conference, Brussels, November 17, 2006.

Investment and the Regulatory Framework

Published: November, 2006

IDATE Foundation Seminar “Reviewing the Review”, Montpellier, November 14, 2006.