Latvia-Riga: Determinants of Investment in very High Capacity Networks – a System Dynamics Approach
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.berec.europa.eu
Section II: Object
Determinants of Investment in very High Capacity Networks – a System Dynamics Approach
Enhancing the conditions for investment is an important activity for national telecommunications regulatory authorities (NRAs) seeking to promote competition and optimise end-user welfare. This procurement requires the development of a system dynamics model to provide insight into the complex interplay of factors which impact investment in network infrastructure. This project has a particular focus on regulatory measures imposed within the EU according to the regulatory framework for electronic communications, and how they can influence the level of investment in very high capacity fixed networks (VHCN).
The key research question to be investigated by this procurement: What are the factors, including regulatory factors, which influence the level, nature and timing of investment in very high capacity telecommunication networks in BEREC member states?
The key objectives of this project are:
— to generate a conceptual system dynamics model which captures and illustrates the complex interplay and feedback loops of factors which influence the timing, level and nature of investment in very high capacity digital infrastructure in BEREC members states and
— to use this model, and necessary data, to simulate the effects of different regulatory choices and the interaction between investment and competition.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information