- Language: English
- 536 Pages
- Published: November 2012
- Region: Global
Local Authorities & Ultra Broadband - What Role for Local Players?
- Published: December 2008
- Region: Asia, Europe, United States
- 40 Pages
This market reports provides an inventory of the main FTTH rollouts initiated by local authorities in Asia, the United States and Europe. It examines the
ways in which local authorities can intervene in the process and the different business and legal models that have been implemented, then lays out the advantages and risks for local authorities involved in deploying Ultra Broadband infrastructure.
- What are local authorities’ decision-making criteria for extending fibre to subscribers?
- What are the terms and means of involvement?
- On what hypotheses are the implemented business and legal models based?
- What role does regulation play in local authorities’ initiatives?
- What are the issues involved in a financial investment and what role do financial organisations play?
- How do local authorities incorporate Ultra Broadband into their long-term strategy?
Interest from local players, but private operators predominate
1.1. South Korea
U projects- cities
- Kwangju’s City of Light project
- City of Busan thriving with U-city services
- New Songo City – NSC – and its U-New Town project
- Seoul, the Digital Media City (DMC)
Inventory of local authority involvement in South Korea
Government involvement in Ultra Broadband
Local authorities’ positioning
Inventory of local authority involvement
2. The United States Local authorities and ILECs
2.1. The broadband and ultra-fast broadband market
FTTx’s share of the American broadband market
FTTx operators’ share of the American broadband market
2.3. Market specifics and forecasts up to 2013 FTTH/B and VDSL subscriber growth
2.4. Local authorities’ FTTx projects
FTTH networks deployed by municipalities in North America
Grant County Public Utilities District, Washington
City of Bristol, Virginia
City of Powell, Wyoming
Local authorities’ Ultra Broadband initiatives
Banking on open and neutral networks
Stockholm, FTTH city
3.2. The Netherlands Local authorities’ urban FTTH projects
Local authorities, major contributors to the spread of broadband
Over 100 broadband rollouts instigated by local authorities
First FTTx rollouts instigated by local authorities
- Hauts de Seine Departmental Council
- Manche Numérique (Digital English Channel)
- City of Montpellier
Operator services supplied by public FTTH project managers
3.4. Role played by utility companies
4. Conclusion & Outlook
4.1. Main forms of local authority involvement
Local authority as manger of the public domain
Positioning in regional development
Local authority as a major player in Ultra Broadband rollouts
Varying degrees of involvement in theory and in practice
4.2. Advantages and risks for local authorities