DotEcon Perspectives are comments on, or short pieces of interest to a wider audience about recent developments in the fields in which we work.
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
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
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
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
Throughout 2015 the Internet was abuzz with news, articles, blog-posts, and opinions on the relative merits of policies on zero-rating. Defenders of zero-rating claimed lower prices, and lower cost of access to information, with the potential to reduce the digital … Continue reading