DotEcon Perspectives are comments on, or short pieces of interest to a wider audience about recent developments in the fields in which we work.
July 2017 : Go on, binge…
Three’s launch of its new ‘Go Binge’ offer brings zero-rated access to a selection of video and audio streaming websites to the UK. Similar to T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ service in the US, which has come under heavy fire from net … Continue reading
February 2017 : All’s well that ends well
As expected, Stage Four of the 600MHz US Incentive Auction, which drew to a close on, produced revenues from the forward auction that are sufficient to cover clearing costs. Compared with our initial extrapolation, clearing costs have fallen by a little … Continue reading
December 2016 : Next time lucky?
Extrapolation is fun! The third stage of the US incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum has not brought the process to an end – aggregate bids in the forward auction of around US$ 19.7 billion were substantially below the US$ 40.3 billion … Continue reading
November 2016 : Excessive pricing of pharmaceuticals – is competition law the best medicine?
At the recent Chillin’ Competition Conference, Commissioner Vestager spoke about direct intervention to correct excessively high prices. This is something that the Commission has not done as a matter of course – not least because it does not want to … Continue reading
November 2016 : Money for privacy
Admiral’s plan to use information about customers harvested from their Facebook posts in order to price car insurance seems to hit a road block almost immediately when Facebook announced that it would ban the insurer from using its data. Clearly, Facebook has not suddenly turned into a champion … Continue reading