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Public and private intervention for next-generation access deployment: Possibilities for three European countries

Tricia Ragoobar, Jason Whalley, David Harle
2011 Telecommunications Policy  
This paper focuses on the tensions that arise as a consequence of this investment challenge in three countries -the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom (UK) -and uses the analysis of extensive data  ...  In all the discussions it becomes evident that, among the three cases, the UK is most in need of public intervention.  ...  The Netherlands The telecommunications sector in the Netherlands is one of the most competitive in Europe.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2011.07.006 fatcat:kgyz6n7iy5bqjp6j7p3o7au3oe

Business Models for Broadband Municipal Optical Networks: A Proposed Model for the Greek Case

Christos Bouras, Apostolos Gkamas, John Papagiannopoulos, George Theophilopoulos, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
2007 Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications  
This paper proposes a business model for the successful operation of the currently developing broadband metropolitan area networks in Greece.  ...  Taking into consideration that these infrastructures will alter the broadband map of Greece widely, that Greece currently has one of the lowest broadband penetration percentages in Europe and that the  ...  Similar broadband metropolitan networks have been developed in various parts of the globe; indicatively, we mention Ireland, Sweden, USA, New Zealand, Canada, France and the Netherlands.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iscc.2007.4381495 dblp:conf/iscc/BourasGPTT07 fatcat:lrbutq6wezhpbmhuab2pxxwlku

Comparative analysis of Fiber-to-the-Home market liberalization in the EU: The case of Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands

Idongesit Williams
2017 Współczesne Problemy Ekonomiczne  
This may enable FTTH to become attractive and competitive to other NGA networks and Broadband networks -thereby encouraging the greater penetration of FTTH in the EU.  ...  There is the need for a review in the competition policy to facilitate ways and means (New OPPs) on how to make FTTH attractive in the presence of competing technologies in both urban and rural areas.  ...  The Actor Network Theory is used to study the Obligatory Passage Points (OPP) in these markets.  ... 
doi:10.18276/wpe.2017.14-06 fatcat:myjkajznsbgavnjapnsbijphwi

Urban Broadband Internet Policies in Europe: A Critical Review

Willem van Winden, Paulus Woets
2004 Urban Studies  
Abstract Cities and regions in Europe play an increasingly active role in providing and/or promoting broadband access to the Internet.  ...  In this article, we describe and analyse local policy interventions in the broadband infrastructure market and present a typology of five different kinds of policy: community networks, supply policies  ...  Introduction Cities and regions in Europe play an increasingly active role in providing and/or promoting broadband access to the Internet.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0042098042000256378 fatcat:e6fwgdl35bb6jdpltvvjuoek3q

Emerging models of public–private interplay for European broadband access: Evidence from the Netherlands and Italy

Alberto Nucciarelli, Bert M. Sadowski, Paola O. Achard
2010 Telecommunications Policy  
The analysis of initiatives in the Netherlands and Italy shows how the interaction between public and private stakeholders can facilitate local broadband initiatives.  ...  The paper examines the role and function of public-private interplay in the development of municipal initiatives in the broadband sector.  ...  in Italy and presents different case studies on municipal networks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2010.07.004 fatcat:5pbh2qtqo5ej7kb7qgabd7ikti

Broadband Policy in the Light of the Dutch Experience with Telecommunications Liberalization

Paul W.J. de Bijl
2011 Social Science Research Network  
Introduction Has the liberalization of the telecommunications market in the Netherlands been successful?  ...  The question about the success of liberalization of telecommunications is usually addressed from the (narrow) perspective of voice telephony and penetration of broadband Internet access. 1 From such a  ...  Perhaps too successful in particular cases, looking at the experience in the Netherlands, where access rates are still very low and CLECs stopped short to roll out FTTH.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1775790 fatcat:saryxqlpgvc7pbssmdikp6znxa

Evaluating the Impact of Financing Structure Decisions on FTTH Deployment. A Comparison between New Zealand and Europe

Marlies Van der Wee, Fernando Beltrrn, Sofie Verbrugge
2014 Social Science Research Network  
It is therefore timely to compare the UFB network in New Zealand with a range of relevant European cases.  ...  Access (NGA) networks.  ...  Acknowledgment The first author received funding from the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders, Belgium.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2416811 fatcat:tyjr7aqzhfgmbfrmukrdtzislm

Broadband municipal optical networks in Greece: A suitable business model

Christos Bouras, Apostolos Gkamas, John Papagiannopoulos, George Theophilopoulos, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
2009 Telematics and informatics  
Taking into consideration that these infrastructures will widely alter the broadband map of Greece, that Greece has currently one of the lowest broadband penetration percentages in Europe and that the  ...  Keywords: Broadband infrastructure Municipal networks Broadband networks business models Dark fibre a b s t r a c t This paper proposes a business model for the optimal exploitation of the currently developing  ...  The case of Amsterdam in the Netherlands In the case of the Netherlands, the implementation of broadband technologies regards also the municipalities of the country.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tele.2009.03.003 fatcat:4gpcvwbfrbefzo4mxm4xrbwcim

A Comparative Analysis of Selected National and Regional Investment Initiatives that Seek to Achieve Broadband Expansion by Deploying NGA Networks

Beltrán, Van der Wee, Verbruggen
2018 Journal of Information Policy  
We study the broadband national initiatives of New Zealand and Australia and a group of selected regional NGA deployments in Europe.  ...  Expectations about higher economic growth and the ever increasing demand for higher bandwidth and more reliable networks are driving the worldwide deployment of Next-Generation Access (NGA) networks.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors want to acknowledge received funding from the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders, Belgium, and the support of the FRD Fund of the University of Auckland  ... 
doi:10.5325/jinfopoli.8.2018.0267 fatcat:ny57hqer3ja5vo3sijybrb5v4u

State Aid, Open Access and Market Size: Two Cases of FTTH Network Implementation in Dutch Municipalities

Bert M. Sadowski, Marc de Rooij, Jan M. Smits
2006 Social Science Research Network  
The discussion on the EU regulatory framework of 2003 in particular on emerging markets provides for a new dynamic approach towards investment in next generation broadband infrastructure in municipalities  ...  In this context, the paper uses the examples of two FTTH networks in local communities in the Netherlands to show that (different) open access agreements are vital but not sufficient to guarantee service  ...  The 'City' case In the 'City' case we use data for a FTTH network for a medium-sized city in The Netherlands.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2580105 fatcat:oauiltqjijbz7iocia24we3siu

Is Ultra-Broadband Enough? The Relationship between High-Speed Internet and Entrepreneurship in Brandenburg

Kirill Sarachuk, Magdalena Missler-Behr
2020 International Journal of Technology  
Recent improvements in broadband infrastructure in Europe have introduced augmented possibilities for both businesses and individuals.  ...  The results show that ultra-broadband provision had no significant impact on well-performing municipalities and those located close to Berlin, with no impact in the general model, and also had a negative  ...  bringing high-speed internet to European households and encourages the promotion of next-generation access networks (NGAN) .  ... 
doi:10.14716/ijtech.v11i6.4435 fatcat:rpz5byj3cff6tjkbzvvgz4a67i

Competition in Broadband Provision and its Implications for Regulatory Policy

Dan Maldoom, Richard Marsden, J. Gregory Sidak, Hal J. Singer
2003 Social Science Research Network  
For example, the strong position of cable broadband in Austria and the Netherlands can be linked, in part, to substantial new investment by UPC in upgrading its networks (see the case study of UPC in Annex  ...  For example, in Sweden, B2's FTTH business case is in part based on linking its own local networks to municipal optic networks.  ...  HanseNet in Germany HanseNet provides telecommunications, data and internet services to business and residential customers in and around the city of Hamburg, Germany.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.463041 fatcat:fjwuy2wmlvb33gqauoizlolpq4

Why E-government Usage Lags Behind: Explaining the Gap Between Potential and Actual Usage of Electronic Public Services in the Netherlands [chapter]

Alexander van Deursen, Jan van Dijk, Wolfgang Ebbers
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It also appears that even in the Netherlands, a top country regarding Internet and broadband connections, physical access cannot be taken for granted.  ...  Using a model of four successive kinds of access to digital technologies a number of explanations are sought. They are tested in the case of current Dutch electronic governmental service usage.  ...  of electronic government channels in the case of the Netherlands.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11823100_24 fatcat:ijnmeqpppnhdzjy2tjuj56m2he

Voter mobilization in the echo chamber: Broadband internet and the rise of populism in Europe

2019 European Journal of Political Research  
Can the diffusion of broadband internet help explain the recent success of populist parties in Europe?  ...  The findings suggest that part of the rise of populism can be attributed to the effect of online tools and communication strategies made possible by the proliferation of broadband access.  ...  We also thank Jara Kampmann of GESIS Cologne for helping us access the micro-data for the German part of the study, and our reviewers for their constructive and insightful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1475-6765.12373 fatcat:azcvacfeljerteprs2dnitihou

Explaining International Broadband Leadership

Robert D. Atkinson, Daniel K. Correa, Julie A. Hedlund
2008 Social Science Research Network  
One indicator of this is the significantly lower levels of fiber deployment in Europe, except in cases where the government has subsidized fiber networks, such as in Sweden and the Netherlands (through  ...  and new service development, as well as on public-private partnerships to determine how the government may provide aid and incentives for social sectors.  ...  municipalities to procure networks to rollout fiber broadband services, which may be operated by private companies. 36 In fact, municipalities, housing associations, and local utility providers have  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1128203 fatcat:5cpu2ylv3zattk7n5oovhboaru
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