Communications and Media

The FSR Communications & Media provides state-of-the-art training for practitioners, analytical and empirical research, and promotes informed discussions on key policy issues in the electronic communications, Internet and media sectors.

Combining high academic standards with an in-depth understanding of current regulatory issues and trade-offs, our training courses seek to build a unique regulatory culture and a wide networking capability across European companies and public institutions.

Upcoming Events

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Nov2020
5G in the Time of Pandemic Webinar Series #2: The convergence between fixed and mobile: new challenges ahead
5G in the Time of Pandemic Webinar Series #2: The convergence between fixed and mobile: new challenges ahead

The convergence between fixed and mobile: new challenges ahead Thursday 5th November, 13.00 – 14.00 CET The convergence of fixed…

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Nov2020
5G in the Time of Pandemic Webinar Series #3: IoT solutions for the post-COVID 19 Era
5G in the Time of Pandemic Webinar Series #3: IoT solutions for the post-COVID 19 Era

IoT solutions for the post-COVID 19 Era Thursday 12th Nov, 16:30 – 17:30 CET The third webinar in this series…

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Nov2020
5G in the Time of Pandemic Webinar Series #4: 5G Patents in the context of global trade and competition
5G in the Time of Pandemic Webinar Series #4: 5G Patents in the context of global trade and competition

5G Patents in the context of global trade and competition Thursday 19th November, 16:00 – 17:00 CET The fourth webinar…

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Training Courses

FSR C&M/FCP Joint Online Course on 5G: Understanding Main Policy Challenges
FSR C&M/FCP Joint Online Course on 5G: Understanding Main Policy Challenges

The course is organised by The Florence School of Regulation, Communications and Media (FSR C&M) and by the Florence Competition Programme (FCP), two programmes based at the Robert Schuman Centre…

FSR/FCP Joint Annual Training on Competition & Regulation for the Digital Era
FSR/FCP Joint Annual Training on Competition & Regulation for the Digital Era

This 5-week training provides an insight into the most recent competition and regulatory issues raised by the Digital Economy.

Regulating Smart Cities II: Mobility and Digital Citizenship
Regulating Smart Cities II: Mobility and Digital Citizenship

Regulating Smart Cities: Mobility and Digital Citizenship The Florence School of Regulation, Communications & Media Area (FSR C&M), and the Turin School of Local Regulation (TSLR) are promoting a three…

Research

The school carries out multidisciplinary research with the purpose of developing economically, legally, and socially-sound regulation and policy.

Training courses

Designed by an international faculty of academics and the main experts in the field, our courses are designed to meet the educational needs of professionals at all levels.

Policy events

Our events bring together the world of academia and practice to offer a vast range of opportunities for open discussion and practice sharing.

Communications & Media Knowledge

Unfair pricing and standard essential patents

Technical standards that are agreed within a Standard Development Organization (SDO) often cover several ‘essential’ patents for the implementation of a standard (i.e., Standard Essential Patents, SEPs). In order to…

By:
BOTTA, Marco
Parcu, P.L., Innocenti, N., Carrozza, C. “The increasing complexity of 5G technology: is this an issue for competition?”
Parcu, P.L., Innocenti, N., Carrozza, C. “The increasing complexity of 5G technology: is this an issue for competition?”

The debate regarding the 5G development, implementation and disruptiveness is gathering growing attention. This infrastructure will provide the basis for…

New Book: The Changing Postal Environment
New Book: The Changing Postal Environment

The new book,  The Changing Postal Environment, edited by Timothy J., Brennan, Victor Glass and FSR Communications and Media Director,…

Balogh, V. “Consumer protection – the case for converging regulation”
Balogh, V. “Consumer protection – the case for converging regulation”

The paper “Consumer protection – the case for converging regulation” (Balogh, V.) will be presented at the 9th Conference on…

An algorithm approach to FRAND contracts

In the context of standards development, the current mechanism of negotiation of FRAND royalties frequently brings to undesirable litigation. This is mainly due to the fact that a relevant part…

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PARCU, Pier Luigi;SILEI, David
SSOs v. Silos and the “Quality of Innovation”
SSOs v. Silos and the “Quality of Innovation”

The latest edition of CPI Antitrust Chronicle features a paper from FSR Comms and Media researchers Silvia Solidoro, Chiara Carrozza…

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