An Examination of Competition in the Wireless Market
America’s success and leadership in the wireless sector is dependent on a variety ofcompeting mobile technologies. Americans benefit from this competition through a wide range ofmobile services, applications, and devices…
My academic research – Evidence-based policy research
Research is the systematic investigation into and study of questions to uncover facts and gather information. Policy research attempts to understand, assess, and compare how policies, regulations, and practices may…
Net Neutrality regulation is failing UK consumers, innovators, and investors. It’s time for broadband internet policy that improves consumer welfare, internet innovation, and network investment for the UK
Much is said and written about net neutrality (NN), but many claims are devoid of facts. European countries have had NN regulation for some years. European operators comply with the…
Consultation: Net neutrality review
I applaud Ofcom for its efforts to collect evidence about whether its net neutrality regime is helping consumers and promoting innovation. I provide evidence to show why the current UK…
Netflix v. SK Broadband. The David and Goliath Battle for Broadband Fair Cost Recovery in South Korea
Around the world operators experience exploding Netflix’s traffic exploding on their networks. They feel powerless to negotiate with Netflix for fair cost recovery, and Netflix demands that operators install its…
2022 March 31 Reply Comment to Incompas, 2022 August 1 Reply Comment to Incompas
In these reply comments, Roslyn Layton responds to critique from the tech platform trade association Incompas which challenges her research about rural broadband cost recovery. Read about the hearing.
Academic Letter in Support of FCC Investigation of the Future of Universal Service. Signers Roslyn Layton, Silvia Elaluf Calderwood, Sally Broughton, Micova Bronwyn Howell, Petrus Potgieter, James Prieger, Joel Thayer/Digital Progress Institute, William Webb
In this letter, a group of telecom policy scholars from around the world write in support of the FCC’s efforts to explore how to close the digital divide by modernizing…
Follow the money – Net Neutrality Activism Around the Globe
Much has been said and written about network neutrality regulation around the world, but there is little transparency to the powerful and moneyed forces which fund net neutrality activism. Many…
Middle Mile Economics: How streaming video entertainment undermines the business model for broadband
The pandemic has heightened the importance of braodband with policymakers and increased the urgency of closing the digital divide, particularly in the US as FCC data shows that 22% of…
Understanding the 5G vs. Wi-Fi Debate: The Global Push for Unlicensed Spectrum
This report offers an important comparison between 5G and Wi-Fi, two important technology which compete. The FCC declares that 5G and Wi-Fi are complementary technologies, but there is an intense…
You’re Not Welcome: An Analysis of Thousands Foreign Technology Companies Blocked by China Since 1996
Media coverage tends to focus on discrete activities by US and European nations to restrict individual firms like Huawei and TikTok for documented violations and abuses of privacy, security, weapons…
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet July 23, 2020
The gap between the US and China on mid-band spectrum has been noted. Mid-band frequencies, also called the Goldilocks band, are prized for their technological capabilities to send large amount…
In Congressional hearing, TikTok´s CEO Shou Zi Chew repeatedly stated that TikTok protects his kids better in Singapore than kids in USA
Roslyn Layton featured in Communications Daily on EU consultation for the future of connectivity and litigation with Netflix and Meta
Fair share contributions and broadband cost recovery – When Google and Netflix talk about things being bad in “Korea”, they probably mean North Korea, not South Korea.
ITS 32nd European Conference 2023
IIC Canadian Chapter 2023 Annual Conference
2023 Antitrust and Competition Conference - Beyond the Consumer Welfare Standard?
OpenRAN and Security in a Developing Country Context
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