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.


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.


Geographic Regulation and Cooperative Investment in Next Generation Broadband Networks - A Review of Recent Literature and Practical Cases
Type: Research papers
Region: ItalyAustriaBulgariaGreeceSloveniaEU
Technology: DSLCableFTTx

Alternative telecom operators have continuously invested in their own infrastructure in recent years. After more than a decade since liberalisation, competitive conditions have substantially changed, especially in urban areas. European regulatory authorities have acknowledged this development by starting regional deregulation. Additionally, different forms of cooperative investments in next generation broadband have appeared on the market.


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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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