• SELECT SITE CURRENCY
Select a currency for use throughout the site
Global - Infrastructure - Open Network Insights
Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd, May 2011, Pages: 16
Open networks are slowly becoming accepted as the next step in the evolution of telecoms infrastructure as it gives users full control of the services and applications that can be made available over high-speed broadband infrastructure. Open networks also mean a democratisation of the telecoms infrastructure. The topology and the architecture of the open network should be such that infrastructure, service and content providers can all offer higher quality and different ‘premium’ products and services.
This report analyses the importance of Open Networks for a successful telecoms industry and provides an example of Open Access Principles. The report also discusses how it is time the USO and USF polices were reviewed.
2. Economic stimulus packages and open networks
2.1 Unlocking economic growth potential
2.2 Why open networks?
2.3 Interconnected networks
2.4 Less regulation required
2.5 Open networks require significantly less public funding
2.6 Will open networks lead to a telecom Nirvana?
2.7 How is it done in other infrastructure industries?
3. Open Access Principles
4. Open Access around the world
4.1 United Kingdom
4.4.1 Orange’s turnaround aims to deliver fibre to the majority of France
4.5.1 NBN – Opening up large new investment opportunities
4.6.1 Austria prepares regulatory unbundling measures for fibre network access
5. Backgrounder: Unbundling of the local loop
5.2 The economic and social advantages of ULL
5.3 Long-term effect: improving competition
5.4 No broadband competition without ULL
5.5 Economic and social benefits
5.6 Needed: regulators with vision
6. Rethink of Universal Service Obligations/Funds
6.1 USO/USF well served the good old POTS
6.2 Telephony no longer the issue
6.3 Separation, open networks – radical changes are needed
6.4 Australian Broadband Guarantee
6.5 Support cooperative models
7. Conclusion: open networks engine for innovation and growth
7.1 New economy needs open innovation
7.2 Large economic benefits
8. Related reports
Exhibit 1 – Open Access Principles