South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks
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Supporting broadband growth in an Interregional Level: The case of Greece - Italy Partnership
Type: Case studiesResearch papers
Region: ItalyGreece
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

Broadband is a key element of the developments that are taking place in the electronic communications markets and the European Commission has been particularly active in promoting broadband developments. This paper presents the objectives and the methodology of a project for supporting the broadband growth in an Interregional Level between regions of Italy and Greece. Main target of the project is the technology and knowhow transfer (relative to broadband) to SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and the demonstration of broadband advantages and benefits.

Digital Greece and the Greek digital strategy
Type: Policy reportsCase studies
Region: Greece
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

The Greek Information Society has made a significant progress over the last few years thanks to the implementation of the Digital Strategy 2006-2013 and the increase of competition in the broadband market.

The Digital Strategy 2006-2013 is compatible with the “Growth and Jobs” Lisbon Strategy and the i2010 policy. It utilizes more effectively existing financing instruments, such as the Operational Programme for “Information Society” in the context of the 3rd community Support Framework, and the Operational Programme “Digital Convergence” which is, within the framework of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013.

Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure in the Region of Western Greece
Type: Case studiesResearch papers
Region: Greece
Technology: FTTxWLAN

This paper presents the work that is taking place in the Region of Western Greece in order to develop state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure. The current status of broadband infrastructure in the region is being analyzed and the main prinsciples on which the deployment of the networks will be based on is being described, by presenting the Metropolitan Area Networks and the Wireless access networks that will be developed. Two case studies of such municipal networks are also presented in this paper.

Mobile Economy, Europe 2013
Type: Case studiesResearch papers
Region: EUOther
Technology: DSLCableMobileSatellite

The new European Union framework research program Horizon 2020 for the financial period 2014 to 2020 is currently under preparation. With respect to the overall limited funding budget different sectors are investigated and they have to provide arguments on their economic impact and importance for Europe. Therefore, this paper provides information from the ICT and in particular the communications networks perspective.


Case Studies of Satellite Broadband Aggregation Scheme and Lessons Learned
Type: Case studiesPresentations
Region: GreeceOther
Technology: Satellite

The European Commission considers wide broadband coverage in Europe as crucial for fostering growth and jobs in Europe. Lack of access to a high-quality communications tool in rural European economies will remain a barrier to true integration of all in the wider economy.

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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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