We include here publications and papers issued from Telefónica about key regulatory and public policy topics.
Considering that these publications could be of your interest, we would like to share them with you.
Some of them are in Spanish but all of them have a summary in English.
You can also download them by clicking in each of them:
“Remote Patient Management: A Study of the Attitudes of Patients and Professionals“.
The study reflects the views of almost 1,800 people, including chronic patients (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD) and medical professionals across Spain (general practitioners, specialists and nurses) on Remote Patient Management (a system that, through the use of technology, allows patients to monitor their health from home and share the results in real time with their doctors). The study shows that 70% of chronic patients and 80% of health professionals would be willing to use the system, if were available, for the benefits that it provides. Currently, only a small group of professionals (between 3% and 11%) and patients (7%) frequently use RPM systems, although they perceive many potential benefits in its use.
- “The Accelerator and Incubator Ecosystem in Europe“. To have a complete picture of the different entrepreneurial ecosystems around Europe and a better understanding of the different initiatives and best practices, Telefónica set out to map accelerators, incubators and company builders in leading European countries,1 creating a first-ofits-kind portrait of the relative density and scope of accelerators and incubators in 10 key European economies.
- “Competition rules and their implementation in the Electronic Communications Market”. Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 8, April 2013
We live in a rapidly changing world and in a sector that continues to surprise us by its capacity for innovation. The boundaries between technologies, agents and services are being blurred, and they constantly force us to rethink business strategies and adapt to the circumstances that these changes require. Quite a challenging outlook but also with large uncertainties; certainly these are passionate times, of which it is expected that only those resilient will survive in the future.
- “The debate on privacy and security over the network: Regulation and markets”. Colección Fundación Telefónica, Volume 36, October 2012
Technological evolution over the last decade has increased the capacity to collect, use, and store personal data in an open and global environment, where territorial boundaries and legal systems that regulate privacy have become blurred. This has originated a relevant debate on the future development of Internet ecosystem and digital economy, where a regulatory harmonization is urgently needed. Within the EU, this need has materialized into the proposal of Regulation of the European Commission in 2012, and faces addressing new challenges in the relationship with the rest of geographic and economic areas in a market which, even more than others, is entirely global.
This work analyses the origins, evolution and perspective of the debate, based on the contributions of the most relevant experts in both the academic and business worlds who have participated in it in the US as well as in Europe. It is, undoubtedly, a book of great interest, which provides different point of views on such a controversial matter as privacy in the Network.
- “Reviewing the Economic Foundations of Regulation in ICT markets”. Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications Journal, Number 7, November 2011
The articles collected in this number rigorously describe the impact of the current regulatory model on incentives to invest and innovate.
They also signal paths for reform and proposals, such as considering the multisided nature of markets, incorporating more tools and insights of game theory or looking at value rather than cost when setting a regulated price.
- “Competition and Regulatory Challenges in the new markets of ICT services”. Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 6, March 2011
Springtime brings us a new publication focused on the innovative and new ICT services appearing in the market and the changes implied on all the stakeholders present in the value chain. This new situation presents some interesting regulatory and policy challenges that need to be carefully analysed for a positive development of the market. You will find in this publication a description by top experts of these new services such as social networks to the regulatory and policy environment description passing through the EU Digital Agenda Objectives or the New EU regulatory framework amongst other topics. Enjoy the reading!
- “Public Subsidies, Competition and Universal Services in the ICT Sector”. Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 5, September 2010
This Number is dedicated to Public Subsidies, Competition and Universal Services in the ICT sector, with the aim of being a vehicle for an open debate on what should be the most appropriate mechanisms in order to achieve the objectives of the European Digital Agenda 2020. The publication offers different perspectives from the USA to the EU, passing through various models applied worldwide and different opinions from international experts.
- “NGNs and its impact in Information Society Services”.Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 4, March 2010
This Number is more focused on the questions raised by the deployment of the NGNs but also on the provision of new services for users (TV, music, videos, etc…) and the regulatory and policy challenges posed by this evolution such as the new the value chain, Net Neutrality debate, convergence and regulatory framework, IPR issues.
- “Technical and Economic implications of NGN deployment”. Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 3, September, 2009.
This Number is dedicated to the more technical aspects and conditions concerning the NGN roll-out , mobile networks, interoperability issues and the evolution of interconnection, and infrastructure sharing. It also tackles some national initiatives and its impact in the NGN deployment, the way they are financed. It finishes with hot topics concerning regulatory policy in this area, with its challenges and opportunities.
“Proposals for a new Policy in Spectrum Management”.Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 2, March 2009.
“Economic and Regulatory implications of Geographical Segmentation of Broadband Markets”.Regulatory and Economic Policy in Telecommunications, Number 1, September 2008.