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Why Network Performance Tests?

Empowering the end-user and to help the user to make an educated choice became one of the top priorities in Digital Agenda of the EU. To this end, the Austrian Regulator RTR developed a Network Testing Tool (“RTR Netz Test”) which has gained an impressive track record since its inception 2012. Its main features in a nutshell: this testing tool is in line with BEREC’s relevant requirements and is ready to be used off-the-shelf. It is based on a few important principles, like Crowd Sourcing, supporting desktop and all kind of mobile connections (clients available for iOS and Android), test […]

The Regulatory Paradox

The Regulatory Paradox and the Role of a Process-Oriented Approach How companies can re-gain control in a troublesome situation Setting the scene: To highlight the role of a process-oriented approach for companies in regulated markets let’s have a look at an illustrative thought experiment. What most people think is a more stressful situation: to be a fighter aircraft pilot in an air combat or being stuck in a traffic jam on the way to an important appointment? Everybody would agree that the situation for the fighter aircraft pilot is much more dangerous then being stuck in traffic jam. However there […]

How to make the lead balloon Europe fly?

How to make the lead balloon Europe fly? (1) Push for more Innovation: The history of all industries tell a clear story: innovation is and was always a key driver for leapfrogging out of an impasse. If we want to make the lead balloon Europe fly we have to need to improve the innovative power of Europe. (2) Let’s create a “European Service Universe” The high standards for ensuring privacy and data protection in Europe are often seen as a hindering factor for growth and prosperity of the European telecom sector. I think that this view is too short-sighted. What […]