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Innovative business models for expanding fiber-optic networks and closing the access gaps

Innovative business models for expanding fiber-optic networks and closing the access gaps

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SUMMARY

This report reviews and offers guidance on innovative business models and approaches to the deployment of high-speed broadband networks.

It highlights global trends concerning terrestrial spectrum resources that can be leveraged to meet expected demand in the future and narrow current Internet access gaps. The paper aims to serve as a reference document to help policy makers and regulators assess alternatives for infrastructure deployment and make decisions speficifically designed foir their country’s partricular situation.

The report examines the elements that are necessary in order to achieve successful business models, specifically in dificult situations and countries where the appropiate broadband infrastructure cannot be guaranteed.

The paper also discusses the facilitation of broadband deployment. This includes wireless infrastructure, and trends that affect global availability of spectrum. It also takes a look at the technological trends, which have an impact on the practicalities and commercial nature of potential deployments.

OUTLINE

Executive Summary

Introduction and Methodology

Broadband development

Business models

Cross border infrastructure sharing

Recommendations

Appendix and Case Studies

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
Innovative business models for expanding fiber-optic networks and closing the access gaps
Region
Global
Published
Dec. 15, 2018
Publisher
World Bank
Author(s)
Doyle Gallegos, Junko Narimatsu, Ariana Batori, Janet Hernandez, Ivan Skenderoski, Erik Whitlock
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
206
Number of Tables
50
Number of Exhibits
40
Topics
networks
Tags
4G, 5G, broadband, case studies, global, high-speed network, mobile, networks, open source, World Bank
Companies mentioned
Liquid Telecom, Botswana BoFiNet, Gabon NFON, SimbaNET Malawi, Lithuania RAIN, Madagascar Axian, Southern Telecom, Philippines NBN, Gambia ECOWAN, KT Rwanda Networks, Senegal ADIE
Author(s)
Doyle Gallegos, Junko Narimatsu, Ariana Batori, Janet Hernandez, Ivan Skenderoski, Erik Whitlock
Methodology
This World Bank document reviews how different business models have been used in infrastructure deployments across the globe to manage situations where infrastructure deployment proved to be an issue. The paper takes a look at 70 global projects at various links in the infrastructure value chain.
EVALUATION

This is a long and very comprehensive report by the World Bank which examines and offers guidance on business models and approaches to the deployment of high-speed broadband networks.

Positives:

  • Great findings
  • Well-structured information
  • Many case studies
  • Understandable writing style
  • Good graphics
  • Appealing design
  • Good methodology
  • References and links included

 

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