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The FCC Omnibus Broadband Initiative (OBI) Working Reports Series and Technical Paper Series present analysis and research by FCC staff members. These papers reflect work performed in support of the National Broadband Plan and provide context for the Plan. Technical Paper Series
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Dr. Raul Katz is Adjunct Professor in the Division of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, Director of Business Strategy Research at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, and President of Telecom Advisory Services, LLC. He was assisted by Javier Avila and Giacomo Meille, research analysts at Telecom Advisory Services, LLC.
Big news for European Broadband Users: The European Commission is planning to invest €9.2bn to improve broadband services on all over the European Union, BBC reports . According to speedtests.net, Internet across Europe is quite fast, with eight countries from 10 ranked as having among the World’s top 10 average download speed. In addition to having high speeds in European Cities, the EU wants also to make have the same service in rural areas.
Singapore -- Keppel T+ACY-T (SGX: Kep T+ACY-T), through its wholly-owned telecom engineering arm Keppel Communications Pte Ltd., today announced the formation of a new joint venture to service the global broadband network design and project delivery market. Besides Asia, this new venture also aims at establishing a significant footprint in the European broadband market space. The 60-40 joint venture company, to be named ECHO Broadband (Singapore) Pte Ltd, will be majority held by Keppel Communications with the remaining interest held by ECHO LLC, a US-based venture owned by private investors. ECHO is the first Singapore-headquartered company to enable global broadband carriers to meet the needs of broadband access businesses by designing and rolling out broadband digital networks including hybrid fibber coaxial (HFC) networks, 2-way cable TV, cable telephony and IP networks.
European Commission commences broadband trial The European Commission is asking for 10,000 volunteers to take part in a pan-European project to monitor and map broadband performance. In collaboration with broadband performance-testing specialist, Samknows , the research will give an overall picture of broadband provision across Europe.
Since broadband deals are becoming more popular across the world, there is more need for accessible and transparent mapping, one organisation believes. Mapping is a fundamental element in regards to calculating where money needs to be invested in broadband infrastructure, as well as how much is necessary, a representative from Point Topic has emphasised. With more markets acquiring faster broadband, authorities are faced with a new set of difficulties, as they need to consider how they can maximise the number of premises they have online.
BT Ends the Expectations Management Perhaps the most striking feature is the last; when we went to the Broadband Stakeholder Group conference, estimates of the cost ranged between £5bn and £20bn , with the lower number specifically described as being for a FTTC roll-out.
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) has perhaps not always been at the forefront of peoples minds when thinking of broadband in the UK, with there being criticism over the lack of visible progress to date.
As at the end of the first half of 2010, Portugal occupied 16th position in the group of European countries with highest FTTH penetration, with a penetration rate reported of around 1.4%, according to the FTTH Council Europe (see Figure 29). According to the same source, there was a total of 52 500 FTTH customers on the same date.
Latest findings on FTTH penetration wordwide from FTTH Council Europe have been presented at the FTTH Conference, hosted by Milan, Italy, on February 9-10, 2011.
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