Making a success of FTTH learning from case studies in Europe

Marlies Van Der Wee, Crister Mattsson, Pusapati Anand RAJU, Olivier Braet, Alberto Nucciarelli, Bert Sadowski, Verbrugge Sofie, Mario Pickavet

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Abstract

While DSL and cable networks meet today's demands and services, they will be unable to support the simultaneous use of next-generation (video-based) applications; these need fibre in the access network. However, the investments to deploy fibre-based access networks, and more specifically Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, are huge, and as the need for FTTH is not yet urgent, traditional telecoms players are deterred from investing in large-scale deployments. In some Western European regions, however, other parties are seizing the initiative. This paper analyses the FTTH deployment in Stock-holm, Sweden, and compares it to other successful initiatives, focusing on the initiators, their key drivers and strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • FTTH
  • Broadband
  • Business Model

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