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

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Van der Wee, Marlies, Policy Decisions on Technological Aspects and Their Impact on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Ftth Deployment in New Zealand (April 17, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2426082 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2426082

Marlies Van der Wee (Contact Author)

Ghent University - imec ( email )

Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15
Ghent, 9052
Belgium
003293314984 (Phone)

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