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

TitlePublic private partnership in FTTX passive infrastructure deployment: the 22@BCN case
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJ. Infante, R. Sagarra, C. Macian, and M. Oliver
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Network Economics
Volume3
Start Page327
Issue342
Date Published03/2009
Type of ArticleResearch
ISSN1754-2316
Keywordsbroadband services, business models, competition, fibre deployment, fibre networks, fibre-to-the-home, FTTH, FTTX, municipal involvement, new generation access, NGA networks, passive infrastructure, PPP, public?private partnerships, shared investment, Spain
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.

URLhttp://inderscience.metapress.com/link.asp?id=c12m2788j23hru01
Short TitleIJMNE