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The Institute for Technology and Network Economics (ITNE) is a centre for the study of the interplay of technology with economics and society. It is based fortuitously in the southern hemisphere but is active in events, research and consulting in many parts of the world.

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The principal researchers write for academic journals, for blogs and other media as well as consulting reports on technology policy and economics, including telecommunications, distributed ledgers and other network industries.

The principal researchers’ joint work can be found on Google Scholar.

Principal researchers

Doctor Bronwyn Howell, Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand researches and publishes internationally on telecommunications policy and regulation. In her capacity as an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, she has written extensively on the take-outs for North American policy-makers from the experiences of politicisation and government intervention in Australia’s NBN and New Zealand’s contemporaneous Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network.

Professor Petrus Potgieter, Department of Decision Sciences, University of South Africa, publishes on telecommunications policy, new technologies and various aspects of quantitative modelling. He is the founder of Smarter Analytics, a consultancy focused on mathematical and computational science for industry and has participated in several projects on the measurement of concentration in communications industries, including the International Media Concentration project of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. He has blogged for many years at CyphAfrica.com, mainly on topics related to technology and privacy.


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