How to measure the success rate of fiber-based access networks? Evaluation of the Stokab case and comparison to other European cases

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

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Abstract

Within the European telecommunications industry, there is a trend towards the development of fiber-based access networks, more specifically Fiber-to-the-Home (FttH) networks. However, the rollout progress of these networks across Europe differs significantly. Several successful business cases exist in Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark, while other countries such as Belgium and the United Kingdom clearly lag behind in the deployment of these networks. Using a conceptual framework for description and analysis, this paper aims to identify drivers for success by evaluating and comparing different European cases. One of them, Stokab in Stockholm, is thoroughly investigated to identify what drove the city of Stockholm to invest in the rollout of an FttH network and what makes its business model economically sustainable. In addition, the Stokab model is compared with other successful business cases in Europe (in particular the Netherlands, Germany and Greece) and the advantages and disadvantages for each model are highlighted. The paper concludes by arguing about the possible reasons why no action is taken so far in other European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 50th FITCE Congress - "ICT
Subtitle of host publicationBridging an Ever Shifting Digital Divide", FITCE 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event2011 50th FITCE Congress - "ICT: Bridging an Ever Shifting Digital Divide", FITCE 2011 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 31 Aug 20113 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2011 50th FITCE Congress - "ICT: Bridging an Ever Shifting Digital Divide", FITCE 2011
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period31/08/113/09/11

Keywords

  • Direct and indirect effects
  • Fibre-based access networks
  • FttH
  • Stokab
  • Value network

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    Van Der Wee, M., Mattsson, C., Raju, A., Braet, O., Nucciarelli, A., Sadowski, B., Verbrugge, S., & Pickavet, M. (2011). How to measure the success rate of fiber-based access networks? Evaluation of the Stokab case and comparison to other European cases. In 2011 50th FITCE Congress - "ICT: Bridging an Ever Shifting Digital Divide", FITCE 2011 [6133419] https://doi.org/10.1109/FITCE.2011.6133419