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Public–private partnership in FTTX passive infrastructure deployment: the 22@BCN case

Jorge Infante, Ramon Sagarra, Carlos Macian and Miquel Oliver

International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 2009, vol. 1, issue 3, 327-342

Abstract: The paper analyses municipal active involvement in deploying passive telecommunication infrastructure oriented to support New Generation Access (NGAs) networks. This analysis is illustrated using a case study based on the 22@Barcelona council initiative, consisting on the deployment of a whole passive network infrastructure under a shared investment agreement with the incumbent operator. Part of this municipal passive infrastructure is used to rent dark fibre and spaces in order to lower entry cost for alternative operators and encourage competition on the FTTX market. The analysis is centred on benefits, risks, costs and opportunities for municipal passive infrastructure deployment.

Keywords: NGA networks; new generation access; passive infrastructure; municipal involvement; FTTH; fibre-to-the-home; FTTX; business models; competition; fibre deployment; public–private partnerships; PPP; Spain; fibre networks; shared investment; broadband services. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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