South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks
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Telekom Austria to acquire Macedonian fixed line player
Type: Press
Region: AustriaFYROM
Technology: Cable

Telekom Austria Group is to acquire 100 per cent of one of the largest cable operators in the Republic of Macedonia. Blizoo Macedonia offers TV services, broadband and fixed voice and will help Telekom flesh out its own offering in Macedonia where it operates under the Vip brand.

Diffusion Forecasting and Price Evolution of Broadband Telecommunication Services in Europe
Type: Research papers
Region: ItalyAustriaBulgariaGreeceSloveniaFYROMEUOther
Technology: DSLCableFTTx

This report is concerned with the methodologies for the study of the diffusion patterns and demand estimation, as well the pricing schemas for broadband telecommunication services in Europe. Along with the introduction of diffusion models and price indexes which can represent broadband convergence and diversity, a description of the theoretical models and methodologies are given and application of these models in European telecommunication market is performed. Evidence from Europe outlines telecom market behavior and contributes to better understanding of broadband diffusion worldwide. To this direction, a price index is constructed regarding the ADSL technology.

Electronic communications in South East Europe. Factsheet.
Type: Research papers
Region: FYROMMontenegroOther
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

This report provides an overview of the electronic communications sector in the South East Europe. Drawing from Cullen International’s data collection and research in the Enlargement countries, it presents an overview of the electronic communications sector in eight countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) and Turkey.
Comparative data for the European Union and selected member states provided in this report are based on the Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2011 published by the European Commission.

Impact of broadband public infrastructures and services on SEE countries’ economy
Type: Research papers
Region: BulgariaGreeceSloveniaFYROMMontenegro
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

Broadband is an important tool for increasing productivity and competitiveness. This paper attempts to measure the accumulative impact and effectiveness of broadband public infrastructures and services on the economy of South East Europe (SEE) areas. To this direction, we focus on evaluating the correlation between broadband and each country’s growth and employment. Moreover, we estimate the cost savings achieved by the extended usage of e-services, and we evaluate the potential cost savings that will follow the increase of e-services utilization the next years. The results of our analysis show that broadband may have positive impact on growth and employment and that the possible savings are substantial.

PPP4 Broadband Project: Summary Report on national frameworks related to broadband development in rural areas and public private partnership legislation
Type: Project deliverables
Region: AustriaGreeceSloveniaFYROMOther
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

PPP4 Broadband project (Tackling the »Broadband Gap« in SEE Rural areas through PPP model) was selected for finacing in the 4th call of the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme. Project partners come from nine different countries: Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Austria, Serbia and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 

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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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