36 leading US scholars, in a letter addressed to the FCC, have called for the ban of paid prioritisation, including zero-rating
February 2015
This is the first letter by leading scholars that unequivocally supports a bright-line ban on all forms of paid prioritization (including zero-rating).

Key extracts:

“The Internet is what economists call a General Purpose Technology. It is a key technology, like the steam engine and the electric motor, that increases productivity economy-wide and drives an entire era of technological progress and economic growth.”

"Antitrust cannot practically prevent the other two competition problems associated with paid prioritization: excessive access charges imposed by terminating monopolists and their incentive to degrade non-priority traffic or set low monthly bandwidth caps."

“A broadband provider would have an incentive to set low monthly bandwidth caps in order to motivate edge providers to pay for exclusion from the bandwidth cap (zero-rating)”

“Antitrust enforcement is not enough. Antitrust law protects only against certain harms to competition”

“A firm’s mere exploitation of market power through monopoly pricing or its decision not to invest in upgrading non-priority service or to impose low bandwidth caps would rarely satisfy the conditions for antitrust enforcement.”


Read the letter posted by the Stanford Law School » Click here
2015
United States
zero-rating
Back
List of all research reports and external articles


Featured research reports
Site density is key to LTE network performance – and critical for 5G
2019
spectrum
networkeconomics
Finland
Switzerland
Germany
Elisa
Play
Telenor
Vodafone
5G

February 2019
Rewheel-Tutela research study. Analysis of 99 mobile networks across EU28, Norway and Switzerland, key network performance drivers and implications on 5G infrastructure and spectrum investment strategies.


Iliad’s 4th MNO venture into Italy – Will it pay off?
2019
Iliad
Hutchison
WindTre
Italy
spectrum
5G
networkeconomics
pricing

January 2019
Can Iliad make money by charging only €7.99 per subscriber?


Capacity utilization and fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution potential with existing macro site grids – 2017
2018
spectrum
mobile-first
massiveMIMO
Finland
Elisa
5G
networkeconomics
Verizon
UnitedStates
Play
Poland

September 2018
A study of 80 European, US, Japanese, Korean, Australian and New Zealand mobile operators. Topical for operators contemplating fixed-to-mobile broadband substitution ahead of upcoming 700, 1400 (SDL), 2300, 3400-3800 MHz spectrum auctions.

First impressions from the world’s first commercial 5G network
2018
spectrum
massiveMIMO
Finland
Elisa
5G

August 2018
In June 2018 Elisa became the first operator in the world to launch commercial service over its 5G (3.5 GHz) network in Tampere Finland and Tallinn Estonia. Elisa invited Rewheel to try its 5G network.

The massive MIMO effect: has the 3.4-3.8 GHz TDD spectrum become more valuable than 800 MHz (and 700 MHz) FDD?
2018
spectrum
massiveMIMO
United Kingdom
Vodafone
Telefonica
Hutchison
BritishTelecom

April 2018
Paradigm change in mobile technology leads to paradigm change in spectrum valuations (observations after the UK auction)


The market is changing. Mobile data pricing and network economics metrics and research reports for industry professionals
PRO >


Contact us:

Tel: +358442032339
E-mail: research@rewheel.fi
Twitter: @RewheelResearch

Copyright © 2009-2019 Rewheel Oy. All rights reserved.