Policy Decisions on Technological Aspects and Their Impact on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Ftth Deployment in New Zealand
3 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2014
Date Written: April 17, 2014
Contrary to the liberalization process in the telecom sector in the nineties, recent upgrades to Next-Generation Access (NGA) networks in Europe and Asia are again characterized by a significant amount of public involvement. Not only do we see public investment, but, using the argument of market failure, universal access obligation or competitive pricing structures, policy makers take decisions that impact (and possibly restrict) the technological choice range of operators. This paper analyses the impact of these technological decisions, when taken on a policy level, on the effectiveness and efficiency of FTTH deployment in New Zealand, based on comparison with more mature European projects.
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