Since the dawning of internet telecommunications in the 1970s, higher transmission rates for more advanced applications have been a major objective. Current broadband data speeds are over a thousand times as fast as early dial-up narrowband Internet services, and ultrabroadband (1 Gigabit per second or more) will be another thousand-fold increase. Ultrabroadband will also be more bi-directional in media applications, allowing users to also become information providers. The technical complexities are large. On the business level, these developments require substantial investment in the access, backhaul, and wireless segments, create new risks (and rewards) and lead to enormous new competitive overlaps. On the applications and content dimension, entirely new uses and genres become possible. And on the network level, the increased utilization levels will put new demands on communications infrastructure.
Ultrabroadband moves us to the next generation of telecommunications.
The Innovation and Regulation in Digital Services Chair, aims to contribute to the exploration of technological, financial, regulatory, international, and content dimensions of the next generation of broadband -”ultrabroadband”- and the vast changes in mass media, consumer electronics, and information systems that it will drive.
Jointly with the Columbia Institute for Tele Information (CITI) at Columbia Business School and with the support of KT, Telecom Italia and Orange, the Chair organize a seminar on “UltraBroadBand : the next generation of infrastructure and applications”, in Paris, on April 3 and 4, 2008. It brought together regulators, operators and academic researchers from the United States, Korea and Europe to examine the perspective of “UltraBroadBand”.
Following this seminar, a special issue of Communications and Strategies Journal was edited in November 2008 as a contribution to the understanding of the emerging environment.
Another seminar, organized by KT, also took place in Seoul in November 2008, carrying on this work on UBB.
- Competition enhancing regulation and diffusion of innovation: the case of broadband networks
- Can Access Price Indexation Promote Efficient Investment in Next Generation Networks?
- Role of access charges in the migration from copper to FTTH
- Standardization & Certification for UBB
- Ultra Content for Ultra Broadband
- Utilization & Application possibilities of UBB in Ubiquitus Computing Environment
- 5G as UBB technology for in-Building issues
- The Key Applications of UBB - Future Video Services
- Network Neutrality - a two-sided Market Perspective
- Market Structure, Regulation and Investment in the Telecommunications Sector
- Impact of Value Chain Openness of the Media Industry in the UBB Environment
- Media convergences above the UltraBroadBand Network
- Telco Strategy in the UBB era
- The Road to UBB: natural monopoly or unnatural oligopoly?
- Broadband Convergence: Evolutionary Dynamics of Market Innovation
- Critical Choices for Convergence in Korea
- Broadband and Contributions to Economic Growth: Lessons from the U.S. Experience
- Infrastructure sharing and ultrabroadband policies: an operator’s perspective
- UBB Competition from a 2-Sided Market Perspective
- Macroeconomic Effects of Technological Transition
- Market Structure for UltraBroadBand: Should We Expect Multiple, Competitive UBB Access Infrastructures or Regulated Monopoly UBB Utility?
- Ultrabroadband Regulation
- Wholesale Pricing for Ultra broadband Services
- Business Models of the Web 2.0: Advertising or the Tale of Two Stories
- Bundling and Economies of Scope in Ultrabroadband
- Quality of Service in Ultrabroadband models
- Ultra Content for Ultra Broadband
- Ultrabroadband telco investment models
- KT’s Business Strategies toward the UBB Era
- Which Networks for Home Services?
- 3D, a new opportunity
- Ultra BroadBand infrastructure and services in the Next Generation Network
- UltraBroadband Overview
- UltraBroadBand – Paris
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