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18.09.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 – New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing as a result of technology, indirect network effects, […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

27.06.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2 – Regulation for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Under the terms of Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Physical Internet as well as several others, many automatization and digitalization trends are on the […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

27.03.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1 – Governing Energy Transitions: strategic challenges of local utility companies in the Swiss energy transition

Many countries are currently firmly committing to a transition towards a more sustainable energy system, each facing their own unique challenges. The Swiss energy transition […] read more

Network Industries

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Transport News

16.01.2018

Call for papers: 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (extended deadline for abstracts submission: 31 January 2018)

The call for papers for the “7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms” is […] read more

Network Industries

water regulation

NIQ

21.12.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 – Public Policy and Water Regulation: Some examples from the Americas

Water supply and sanitation are essential for socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.  The adequate provision of these services is full of complexities and involves a great […] read more

Network Industries

sage new crni

CRNI

6.11.2017

The first issue of the new CRNI Journal by Sage is now available!

The first issue of the new “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries” (CRNI) by Sage is now available! Building on the 16-year tradition and strength […] read more

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Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

NIQ

21.09.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 – Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the regulatory challenges facing the development of smart cities. With the acceleration of technological developments in […] read more

Network Industries

turkey

NIQ

21.06.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2 – Problems of Regulatory Reforms in Electricity: Examples from Turkey

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the change in the Turkish electricity markets. The regulatory reform in the Turkish electricity markets began […] read more

Network Industries

sage new crni

CRNI

17.06.2017

Inaugural Meeting of the Board of the new SAGE Journal “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries”

The Inaugural Board Meeting of the Competition and Network Industries Journal (CRNI) took place on June 16th, 2017 in Florence. The meeting followed the 6th Conference on the […] read more

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 – New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms

- Network Industries

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing as a result of technology, indirect network effects, newly emerging network structures, and new actors. The rapidly evolving Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have significantly challenged the traditionally stable landscape of infrastructure services provision. The new data layer over the traditional infrastructure and service layers is transforming network industries: online platforms create new indirect network effects, they allow new service providers to enter the market , and they challenge the central role of traditional infrastructure managers/service providers as entities ensuring the coordination of the sectors.

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an on-going process at both the national and global levels. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge, necessitating a constant reassessment of the content and objectives of regulation.

Following the 7th Conference on Regulation of Infrastructures which took place on June 21 and 22, 2018 with a particular focus on the regulatory challenges facing network industries in the transport, telecoms, water and energy sectors, four papers were selected for this publication due to their topical relevance.

Frieden examines how Internet ventures operate as intermediaries serving both upstream sources of content and applications, as well as downstream consumers, and  considers how governments can respond to the onset of price and quality of service discrimination within the Internet ecosystem. 

Knieps looks at ICT innovations as the key drivers for a paradigm shift from traditional intramodal transportation markets to intermodal shared mobility markets. He identifies the changing necessities of regulations regarding market entry, public subsidies, and technical regulations, and presents the potentials of pilot projects, as well as the impact of shared mobility on congestion and pollution.

Rossotto et al. analyse the existing literature on digital platforms and distinguish four aspects, which policy makers should keep in mind, working on appropriate policy frameworks for digital platforms in emerging markets. These four aspects are:  definition of multisided-platforms; emerging business models; technology and behavioral enablers; platform competitive dynamics.

Finally,  Vanrykel, Ernst and Bourgeois look at the platform Share&Charge, and  present its functioning and potential, before assessing the tax treatment of operations involved in the use of the platform.

Download full pdf – Network Industries Quarterly – vol 20 – issue nr 3 – year 2018