South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks
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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.

Strategy for the development of information society 2012 - 2016 - Montenegro - Digital society
Type: Policy reports
Region: Montenegro
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

Here is a crucial document which sets the guidelines for further development of information society in Montenegro – the “Strategy for the Development of Information Society 2012 -2016 - Montenegro - Digital Society.”
This Strategy provides a framework for the improvement of information society until 2016 with a clear vision: Montenegro - Digital Society! This vision is focused on everything - economy, civil sector, scientific research and educational institutions as well as public administration which is a generator of change in this area.

Best practices in broadband development
Type: Policy reportsGood practices
Region: ItalyAustriaBulgariaGreeceSloveniaFYROMMontenegroEU
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite

This report presents a detailed analysis regarding the broadband status at the international level, by performing a qualitative and quantitative analysis on the use and adoption of broadband services and infrastructures in the EU member states as well as the EU candidate countries. The report focus also on the identification of the factors that support the broadband growth and the practices that the countries under examination adopt and which could be considered as best practices.


Broadband penetration in SEE countries
Type: Case studies
Region: BulgariaGreeceFYROMMontenegro
Technology: DSLCableWLAN

The objective of this PPT presentation is to depict and analyze the current state of broadband penetration and adoption in SEE countries as well as the opportunities for investment in this field.   

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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