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International experience from broadband networks infrastructure development plans

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EXPERIENCE FROM IRELAND

Within the framework of the national development 200 million Euros have been invested for the development of telecommunications infrastructure in areas where the market would have had similar infrastructure. The plan is at the stage of installing basic infrastructure basic infrastructure in 19 prefectures (a dark fibre ring/whorl in every big city and connection points focusing on free internet access for everyone). The infrastructure has been defined with every detail and the prefectures of the country are led by central administration. Project managers are created in each of the 19 prefectures, companies with a guaranteed rate of return 4-6% that are installing and administering the infrastructure for 20 years, under specific terms and details. Funding comes 90% from government fees (including Community funding) and 10% by the local government. The ministry is at the process of inviting a competition for the installation of Management Service Entity.

Their aim is to create a future proof broadband infrastructure upon which all involved connected parties will be activated at the presence points of MAN. They believe that the profit that comes out from a service-providing economy in a 70-80% (based on the required broadband infrastructure) is sufficient enough and therefore they don't expect any other source of income, neither from sales nor from any other business participations in anything that is being created on that infrastructure).

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National Developm. Plan Fiber Optic MANs [doc αρχείο]

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EXPERIENCE FROM SWEDEN

Sollentuna

It is about a fibre optics network that has been deployed in Sollentuna, Sweden. It is one of the largest broadband networks in Sweden. 13000 out of 24000 houses and more than 100 municipal companies are connected to the network that offers advance services such as IP Telephony, Video on Demand, Internet Access.

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Case Study Sollentuna [pdf αρχείο]

Hudiksvall

A smaller fibre optics network has been developed in Hudiksvall town. This network has started to develop in an experimental level using the revolutionary -at the time - FTTH (Fibre To The Home) technique. Today the network covers more than 2000 houses of the district community and many companies are active in it.

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Case Study Hudiksvall [pdf αρχείο]
Article presenting the network - Lightwave Europe network (website)

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EXPERIENCE FROM NEW ZEALAND

Wellington

It is about a network of fibre optics that has been deployed in Wellington, New Zealand. The network was developed by a consortium between a private company (CityLink) and the Wellington Municipality, New Zealand. This network provides a number of services to Wellington citizens while giving big corporate users and ISPs the ability to rent part of the network (dark fibres) in a cost-based way.

One of the innovative and ultimately interesting network characteristics that contribute to its viability is that it uses low cost passive and active equipment (eg. Zebra on Linux) instead of expensive commercial network devices.

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Read more on fibre optics in Wellington, New Zealand.
Find additional information about network architecture and the business plan followed by the consortium in order to ensure network's viability.

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BUSINESS PLANS

The Stokab Business Concept

Stokab is a fibre optics network that is developed in Stockholm's prefecture in Sweden. It is about a network that not only provides guarantee of services but also high standard security.

Fibre optics network consists of (Dark Fibre Network) that is provided in a cost-based way to its clients/users that want access to it.
The network provides a great number of services but the most important is the fact that clients can create their own network and they also have the opportunity to choose its topology, that is between ring and star network topology

The purpose of these networks is to increase the investing activity in the area of Stockholm as well as the import of innovative telecommunications technologies.

More information about fibre optics Stokab are available at the official website of the network: http://www.stokab.se.

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UTOPIA - Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency

The purpose of this work is the creation, conservation and operation of the telecommunications infrastructure which gives the opportunity in every house and company to gain access at a high speed network at a reasonable cost, offering a variety of services in the private sector, including internet services, voice, television, video-on-demand and many other innovating services. The network will be created with fibre optics technology.

Relevant material
Website (http://www.utopianet.org)
White Paper: Utah's Public-Private Fiber-to-the-Premises Initiative [pdf αρχείο]

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Wellington Business Concept - New Zealand

One of the innovative and ultimately interesting network characteristics that contribute to its viability is that it uses low cost passive and active equipment (eg. Zebra on Linux) instead of expensive commercial network devices.

Relevant material
Read more on the fibre optics in Wellington, New Zealand.

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