The project team consists of WIK-Consult, IDATE, and TNO. WIK-Consult leads the team with Dr René Arnold as project manager.


Since the beginning of 2001, WIK-Consult has been concentrating on contract based consulting business as part of WIK (Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste).

Regulatory issues and public policy in telecommunications markets form the basis of our work, as the convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology has confronted both government and industry with new challenges.

Market research and corporate strategies are two other cornerstones of our business. In the ever more complex world of communications, our expertise provides a solid basis for making political, regulatory and corporate decisions. Our strategic emphasis on both basic research and professional consulting will help us to meet the challenges of the future.

For more information, please refer to WIK-Consult’s website.


Founded in 1977, IDATE is one of the leading research centres in Europe, specialising in the analysis of the telecommunications, audio-visual and Internet sectors supported by more than 40 member companies. With an expert knowledge of the development of information technologies and communications, IDATE is today partner to more than a hundred firms and numerous public organisations and government administrations. IDATE has managed numerous surveys in the course of European studies and has produced an extensive catalogue of market research reports, offering reference economic and financial data, market trends, and strategy analysis of the major players.

For more information, please refer to IDATE’s website.


TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNO) is one of the major internationally oriented contract research and technology organisations in Europe. With a staff of approximately 3,500 and an annual turnover of 580 million Euros, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve impact on the following seven themes: Healthy Living, Industrial Innovation, Transport and Mobility, Energy, Built Environment, Information Society, and Defence, Safety and Security.

TNO functions as an intermediary between basic research organisations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to strengthening the innovation capacity of businesses and government. TNO is involved in many international projects (about 30% of the market turnover), including EU-funded collaborations, be it research or service contracts, for the European Commission, the European Parliament or European agencies. #

For more information, please refer to TNO’s website.

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