Joint venture – public and private sector bodies both retain a stake in the network
Public Participation > 50%
NBN Project (Australia) (40 min documentary)
Recently NBN offered au$11 billion to TELSTRA for their existing infrastucture thus creating a National monopoly which will deploy FTTH to 93% of homes. The government established the Commonwealth wholly-owned company, NBN Co Limited (NBN Co), to design to build and operate the new National Broadband Network. The government intends to sell down its interest in the company within five years after the network is built. The total public cost of its National Broadband Network is around 34 times the amount per head initially committed in Alberta, 12 times Singapore’s, and 7 times New Zealand’s while supplying broadband speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps).
UFB, New Zealand
established a single Crown-owned (or state-owned) corporation to invest in partnerships with up to 33 local fibre companies that will build, operate and sell wholesale access services over fibre networks.
Fibre MANs (Ireland)
- Public Participation < 50%
[now operated with almost 100% FTTH access everywhere in our (rural) municipality and financed by two cooperative electricity companies owned by their customers. [per Simon Simonsen 9/5/11]]
Extremadura (Telecable 51%, SOFIEX 49%)
In France Auvergne & France Telecom Orange signed three new public-private partnerships in 2009 for covering broadband “dead zones”.
In Morbihan, a 12 million euro investment to provide coverage for the last dead zones in this region and increase the speed for a large proportion of its ADSL households. Fourteen business districts and over 600 companies will have a fibre-optic connection with ultra-high-speed broadband.
The second agreement signed with the Gironde region and the Gironde Digital joint association aimed to provide all homes with broadband within fifteen months. The 53.4 million euro investment would eliminate dead zones and optimize regional infrastructures.
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The partnership formed in December 2009 with Languedoc- Roussillon is the most significant one signed to date. Nearly 400,000 inhabitants across 555 districts will benefit from this scheme, which would bring broadband to 99.6% of the region within eighteen months.
Italy is currently one of the largest FTTH markets in Europe, with more than 2.5 million homes passed and 348,000 fibre subscribers at the end of December 2010.
Two important recent initiatives radically increase FTTH penetration: Fibre for Italy—a co-investment partnership among Fastweb, Vodafone, and Wind—and Telecom Italia’s plan. The Fibre for Italy project is aimed at reaching 20 million people in Italy’s 15 largest cities by 2015, and a pilot including 7,000 households has been launched in Rome. Telecom Italia is planning to connect 138 cities with FTTH/B by 2018. Furthermore, seven Italian telecommunications operators (including Telecom Italia) are also slated to partner up to create a national open access FTTH network in areas where no operator has yet scheduled fibre roll-out.