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 2016

– 2016 review of broadband pricing (September) economuse-2016-09-19

– What’s the smart way to buy a smartphone? (September) economuse-2016-09-15

– Will New Zealand get it right? (August) Economuse 2016-08-29

– Submission on NZ reforms (August) NZ-2016

– The Productivity Commission and the USO (July) Economuse 2016-07-14

– Submission to the productivity Commission (July) USO-Prod.Com.July-2016

– The NBN and competitive neutrality (June) Economuse 2016-06-06

– Farmwide – A lost maverick (May) Economuse 2016-05-27

– Australia – Few players and no mavericks (May) Economuse 2016-05-09

– Data roaming – Let’s roam like at home (April)  Economuse 2016-04-29-roam

– CVCs – Is pricing crippling the NBN? (April) Economuse 2016-04

– Let’s abolish CVC pricing and the ICRA! (April) COMMUNICATIONS DAY-7-4-2016

– Broadband news – Take-up and TPG plan B or C? (Feb) Economuse 2016-02-16

 2015

– Who are you going to call? The Future of the USO (Dec) AJTDE-Final-JdR

–  CVCs again – this is not the end game (Nov) Economuse 2015-11-30

-The Future of the USO (Nov) Economuse 2015-11-25

-ACCAN Occasional Paper on the future of the USO (Nov) ACCAN-USO

– USO Levy Study – Final paper (Oct) Economuse 2015-10-20

– 2015 Review of broadband pricing (Sep) Economuse 2015-09-29

– Mobiles and the universal service obligation (July) Economuse 2015-07-15

– Mobiles and the NBN – again (June) Economuse 2015-06-19

– A shaky start for the USO levy study (June) Economuse 2015-06-01

– Submission to the BCR NBN Funding Options Paper (May) USO-Levy-JdR

– Are CVCs “evil, stupid and counterproductive”? (May) Economuse 2015-05-14

– Is this the last chance to reform NBN pricing? (April) Economuse 2015-04-02

– Will the TPG-iiNet merger kill competition? (April) Economuse 2015-04-01

– Who should we fear most – Telstra or the NBN? (March) Economuse 2015-03-12

– Will net neutrality nuke the internet? (Feb) Economuse 2015-02-24

– Netflix – the elephant in the pay TV room (Jan) Economuse 2015-01-19

2014

– Act now – or the NBN will be a white elephant (Nov)

The problems of transitional pricing (Oct)

The 2014 review of retail broadband pricing (Sept)

Vertigan’s cost benefit analysis – chickens, eggs and the ogre of mobile substitution (Sept)

Hobson’s choice with NBN Co. pricing (Aug)

Option 6: assessing the revenue impact of the “Traffic Model” (Aug)

How long will MTAS be necessary? (Aug)

Can we go faster and cheaper, please? (July)

How low can you roam? (July)

Data Roaming – Australians visiting New Zealand (July 2014)

An introduction to utility pricing and how it should be applied to the NBN (June)

Knotted in net neutrality (May)

– Fixed wireless, by-pass and affordability (May 2014)

If you have to be dumb, don’t be stupid (April 2014)

The NBN and infrastructure competition can be compatible (April 2014)

– Submission to Vertigan Panel (March 2014)


2013
– Affordable retail pricing on the NBN (Nov 2013) 
– Australian retail broadband – price competition has stalled (Sept 2013) 
– Entry level pricing for the NBN (Aug 2013) 
– CVCs – A final (?) word (July 2013) 
– NBN demand forecasts (May 2013) 
– NBN pricing discriminates against smaller players (May 2013) 
– NBN ARPU and ICRA (April 2013) 
– NBN internal rate of return (March 2013) 
– NBN pricing discussion slides (Feb 2013) 
– NBN pricing should be rejected (Dec 2012)


– EU Guidelines for Public Investment in Broadband (Oct 2012) 
– EU Broadband Policy – A Different Path (Aug 2012) 
– ICT Regulation Toolkit: Module 2 (Competition and Price Regulation) (2012) 
– Netflix: Bandwidth and broadcasting headaches (Nov 2011) 
 Digital Target benchmarking: Australia and Europe(Oct 2011) 
 Smartphones – too smart for moble operators?(July 2011) 
 Telework – An example of policy flying blind (July 2011) 
 The Digital Economy and High Speed Broadband (30 June) 
 Public versus private investment in broadband (SNG 31 May) 
 Cross-Subsidy without Monopoly (AFR 27 April) 
– Pricing can solve the capacity challenge, 19 April, 2011 
 Build it and they will come – right? 
– SNG presentation to ATUG on April 1, 2011 
 Interview on SBS World News (20 December 2010) 
– NBN Pricing (August 2010) 
 Betting on broadband policy: Australia vs NZ (April 2010) 
 Submission to the Senate Select Cttee on the NBN (April 2010) 
– NBN – What went wrong and how can it be fixed? (March 2010) 
– Access pricing – glide path or crash landing? (Dec 2009) 
– OVUM NBN Summit (Dec 2009) 
– Crossing Ford (Nov 2009) 
– Broadband pricing to achieve net neutrality – Goldilocks revisited (July 2009) 
– Funding broadband – Digital Britain’s idea (July 2009) 
– Should HFC networks be rolled into the NBN? (June 2009)
– Broadband – Pricing for take-up (May 2009) 
– Broadband – What is best for Australia and Telstra? (May 2009) 
– Broadband – How big are the benefits? (April/May 2009)
– True Broadband (February 2009 with reply to Ramsay) 
– Fixed Broadband is the Next Utility (September 2008)
– Cost Benefit Analysis of MNP in Bahrain (Public Version, August 2008)
– What drives broadband takeup? (May 2008)
– Goldilock pricing for broadband (May 2008)
– Broadband policy on track (May 2008)
– Unbundled local loop – Band 2 priced at half cost? (January 2008)
– A new costs model – anyone for TEA? (December 2007) 
– TPRC Slides (September 2007) 
– Anchor products for NGA (12 October 2007) 
– Broadband Connect and OPEL – poor choices? (29 June 2007) 
– AFR Opinion on ULL pricing (31 May 2007) 
– The umpire’s decision – a bit average? (May 2007) 
– NGN interconnection – when worlds collide (May 2007) 
– ITU NGN interconnection (May 2007) 
– OECD Catching-up in broadband – what will it take?(April 2007) 
– TSA Broadband – Picking winners or corrrecting failures? (March 2007)
– TSA talk on broadband policy (February 2007)
– Catching-up in broadband – what will it take? (February 2007)
– TPA Part IIIA – what price access? (January 2007)
– Local broadband – a magic bullets solution? (December 2006)
– Telstra’s primed to deliver a truly converged network (9 October 2006)
– East or west – which is best? (October 2006)
– Broadband blueprint needs to address pricing (8 September 2006)
– Eye on the future – the third way (September 2006)
– Unifrom pricing – who will carry the CAN? (September 2006)
– Taking sides – net neutrality or not? (June 2006)
– The “ladder of investment” – is it wobbly? (May 2006)
– Big Pipes and Little Pipes – Why do they Matter? (April 2006)

bigpipes (April 2006)
– Teleworking – it’s just a matter of trust! (March 2006)
– Broadband – How can we break the impasse? (March 2006) 
– Wholesale Line Rental – Declaration too much too late? (Feb 2006)
– The US Free Trade Agreement – How constrained is telecoms regulation? (Feb 2006) 
– Scrapping the CAN: Overseas approaches (Dec 2005) 
– From scarcity to abundance – pricing (Nov 2005) 
– Price Bundling in Australian Telecommunications (2004) 
– DCITA Report on Internet Charging Arrangements (2004) 
– Cable Competition – Who Fired the First Shot?(2004) 
– Local Loop Competition – Where to now?(2004) 
– Access Pricing – Time to Shift Gear (2004) 
– Separation or Policy Segmentation?(2004) 
– 3G – A million or bust? (2003) 
– Adapting Competition Policy for Developing Countries (2002)