South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks
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EU Broadband guidelines catalogue & articles on State aid to broadband
Type: Regulations
Region: AustriaItalyBulgariaGreeceSloveniaEU
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

A summative catalogue of the EU broadband guidelines as well as of relative articles on Stait aid to broadband.


Quality of Broadband Services in the EU
Type: Research papers
Region: ItalyAustriaBulgariaGreeceSloveniaEU
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

This document is the second in a series of reports, which have been commissioned by the European Commission and will be completed by SamKnows over a three year period. For the purposes of this study 9,467 households across the European Union were given a specially configured hardware device (SamKnows Whitebox), which runs a series of purpose-built tests to measure every aspect of Internet performance.

Together the document provides a comprehensive explanation of the project, the purpose, the test methodology and the analysis of performance against key indicators across the EU.


International Cables, Gateways, Backhaul and International Exchange Points
Type: Policy reportsResearch papers
Region: ItalyAustriaGreeceSloveniaOther
Technology: DSLCableMobileSatellite

This report focuses on the development of backhaul and cross-border networks, which enable local networks to connect to the wider Internet. These local networks may cover a city, a region or even a country. To connect their networks to other networks around the world, operators need access to regional and international high-speed networks. The level of investment required in these networks varies and can be very different from region to region.


Mobile Broadband: Pricing and Services
Type: Policy reportsResearch papers
Region: AustriaOther
Technology: DSLFTTxMobile

Although, the number of OECD countries that publish data on the number of mobile broadband subscribers is not large, growth is significant in markets where data are available. This paper provides an overview of prices, speeds and data caps of mobile broadband services. 99 and 58 operators in OECD countries are providing USB modem based and handset based services respectively with WCDMA/ CDMA-2000 technologies, while 4 are providing mobile broadband access with WiMAX technologies.


The Development of Fixed Broadband Networks
Type: Research papers
Region: ItalyAustriaGreeceSloveniaOther
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

This report examines the development of fixed networks and their ability to support the Internet economy. Enhancements to fixed broadband networks remain critical despite the growth in the use of wireless services.


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The SIVA project is being funded under Priority Axis 3 – Improvement of the Accessibility of the South East Europe Programme, achieving the corresponding objectives through the Area of Intervention (AoI) 3.2 – Develop strategies to tackle the 'digital divide'.

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