National FTTH Plans in France, Italy and Portugal

Communications and Strategies, No. 78, No. 2, pp. 107-126, 2010

20 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2011 Last revised: 21 Jan 2014

Marc Bourreau

Telecom ParisTech; CREST

Carlo Cambini

Politecnico di Torino & EUI - Florence School of Regulation; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Steffen Hoernig

Nova School of Business and Economics

Date Written: June 15, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: broadband, fibre, next generation access networks, regulation

JEL Classification: L51, L92

Suggested Citation

Bourreau, Marc and Cambini, Carlo and Hoernig, Steffen, National FTTH Plans in France, Italy and Portugal (June 15, 2010). Communications and Strategies, No. 78, No. 2, pp. 107-126, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1810547

Marc Bourreau (Contact Author)

Telecom ParisTech ( email )

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CREST

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Carlo Cambini

Politecnico di Torino & EUI - Florence School of Regulation ( email )

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Italy
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European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Florence 50014
Italy

Steffen Hoernig

Nova School of Business and Economics ( email )

Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Campolide
Lisboa, 1099-032
Portugal
+351-213801600 (Phone)

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