Round Table on Radio Diversity

Project description

The International Round Table on Radio Diversity was held 16 November 2009 at KIT Karlsruhe. Nineteen invited participants from nine countries in three continents with extensive industry, academia, media and regulatory experience met for a day-long conference. Round Table participants agreed in advance to address the theme of how to enhance diversity with respect to technical, commercial, regulatory and social benefits in the wireless communications domain. Invited participants included representatives from the European arm of ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Japan's largest mobile browser developer), Intel Europe (a large technology maker), Kleos (a partner of Kyocera), the Soros-supported Open Spectrum Foundation, the US Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and the former chairperson of the Irish Telecommunications Regulator.

The Round Table has been supported as a "start-up" project in the context of the German "Excellence Initiative". It is planned to conduct subsequent events.

Selected Publications

Weber, A.; Scuka, D.
Operators at crossroads: market protection or innovation? Telecommunications Policy 40(2016)4, S. 368-377, DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2015.11.009
Abstract englisch/pdf

Elsner, J.; Weber, A.
Beachfront commons. Telecommunications Policy 38(2014)8-9, S. 709-714

Weber, A.; Haas, M.; Scuka, D.
Mobile service innovation: A European failure. Telecommunications Policy 35(2011)5, S. 469-480 DOI 10.1016/j.telpol.2011.03.002
full text (english) full text (japanese)

Presentations given at and report on the Round Table on Radio Diversity, 16th nov 2009

KIT press release: Technology competition vital for Europe's wireless future: Findings of the International Round Table on Radio Diversity, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Interview with Sandra Baron about the causes for the slow development of the mobile Internet in Germany

Sandra Baron

Since 1999, Sandra Baron has participated in the introduction of mobile data services, working for KPN Mobile, Vodafone Switzerland, and other companies. Arnd Weber interviewed her on Oct. 26, 2010, in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Interview / MPG-Video / 88 MB
Interview / PDF / Transcript


Journal Articles
Weber, A.; Scuka, D.
Market protection or innovation?
2016. The Evolution of the North-South Telecommunications Divide: the Role for EUrope : 27th European Regional International Telecommunications Society Conference, Cambridge, GB, September 7-9, 2016 
Weber, A.
Europe’s perspective: Noncompromised terminal, free long-range communications, privacy and competition
2015. International Telecommunications Society Conference, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, E, June 26, 2015 
Journal Articles
Elsner, J.; Weber, A.
Beachfront commons
2014. Telecommunications Policy, 38, 709–714. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2014.05.003
Elsner, J.; Weber, A.
Using the lower UHF bands for commons & events
2013. 24th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Firenze, I, October 20-23, 2013 
Conference Papers
Elsner, J.; Weber, A.
Wide area commons: Current regulation and possibilities for the future
2012. Moving forward with future technologies : Opening a platform for all ; 19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 18.-21.11.2012. Proceedings, EconStor 
Weber, A.
Technology competition and innovation in mobile communications
2012. Congreso Internacional de Espectro, Bogota, CO, 15 al 17 de Agosto de 2012 
Journal Articles
Weber, A.; Haas, M.; Scuka, D.
Mobile service innovation: A European failure
2011. Telecommunications Policy, 35, 469–480. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2011.03.002
Weber, A.
Mobile internet and technology competition
2011. Konf.’Zukünftiges internet’, Berlin, 5.-6.Juli 2011 


Dr. Arnd Weber
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe