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Postal services and modern information and communication technologies. TAB-Fokus

Riehm, Ulrich; Böhle, Knud


The letter mail volume has been declining globally for some years, in part due to the increased use of electronic communication means. In Germany, the number of letters could decrease by up to 29% between 2010 and 2020. This poses the policy-relevant question of whether the universal postal service, which guarantees a postal service of the same quality for all citizens throughout the whole territory, can be maintained at the current quality level. There are, on the one hand, options for policy action within the existing European framework legislation; on the other hand, completely new regulatory models, which address physical, electronic and hybrid communication systems in an integrated way, also need to be discussed.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000134335
Veröffentlicht am 06.08.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Sonstiges
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 02.2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2645
KITopen-ID: 1000134335
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF II, LK 01) Wissensgesellschaft
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 4 S.
Serie TAB-Fokus ; 2
Schlagwörter Information and communication technology; Postal service; Technology assessment; Postal transport; Postal law
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