Title: Deployment of fibre optic networks within the framework of public–private partnerships projects

Authors: Matthias Ehrler, Ernst-Olav Ruhle, Igor Brusic, Wolfgang Reichl

Addresses: SBR JUCONOMY Consulting AG, Nordstrasse 116, 40477 Dusseldorf, Germany. ' SBR JUCONOMY Consulting AG, Nordstrasse 116, 40477 Dusseldorf, Germany. ' SBR JUCONOMY Consulting AG, Parkring 10/1/10, 1010 Wien, Austria. ' SBR JUCONOMY Consulting AG, Parkring 10/1/10, 1010 Wien, Austria

Abstract: Traditional (incumbent) network operators are mainly not in the position or willing to deploy a fibre-based broadband communication network financed by private capital to 100% and there will be areas where the roll-out of such networks will not be likely. There will be cases in which a network operator will seek support at different levels from a third party, e.g., by specific financing programmes or via Public–Private Partnership (PPP) projects to share the risk and to have partners to conduct the network roll-out. This paper is analysing conditions and solutions in cases where a public financing and support is needed to make such investments available and to ensure that the network roll-out will be realised.

Keywords: fibre optic networks; network deployment; PPP; public–private partnerships; fibre networks; broadband networks; public financing; public support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNE.2009.030594

International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 2009 Vol.1 No.3, pp.308 - 326

Published online: 24 Dec 2009 *

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