National FTTH Plans in France, Italy and Portugal
Telecom ParisTech; CREST
Politecnico di Torino & EUI - Florence School of Regulation; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
Nova School of Business and Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
June 15, 2010
Communications and Strategies, No. 78, No. 2, pp. 107-126, 2010
In this paper, we analyse the specific national broadband plans which have been developed by some European governments to foster the deployment of next generation access networks, namely in France, Italy, and Portugal. In particular, we discuss the strategies adopted to achieve wide fibre coverage and encourage coinvestment between competing operators. Finally, we highlight the similarities and differences between the strategies followed in these three countries.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: broadband, fibre, next generation access networks, regulation
JEL Classification: L51, L92
Date posted: April 19, 2011 ; Last revised: January 21, 2014
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