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Li, J. & Forzati, M. (2018). The Social-Economic Impact of Fiber Broadband: A Hype or aReality?. In: : . Paper presented at 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). , Article ID 8473582.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Social-Economic Impact of Fiber Broadband: A Hype or aReality?
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The social-economic impact of broadband has been studied extensively. The consensus is that basic broadband (from none or upgraded from 256 kbps to the order of 2 - 6 Mbps) indeed has positive impact on economic growth and performance in terms of e.g. GDP and employment. Nevertheless, studies on the social-economic impact of high-speed broadband access (20-30 Mbps and beyond) are far more controversial showing a mixed picture. In this paper, we investigated fiber broadband access impact on the employment rate, population evolution, reduced driving distance per capita and new company registrations at the municipality level in Sweden using multiple regression analysis. Based on the availability of historical fiber network deployment data, analyses can be carried out by regressing current values of social-economic indicators under study on the fiber penetration levels 4 years earlier, hence reverse causality in the regression analyses can be tackled effectively. Our results show that, given all the other significant factors remain the same and with at least 90% confidence interval, 10% increase of fiber broadband penetration would result in 0.17% population increase, 0.32% employment rate enhancement, 28.7 km reduced driving distance per capita per year, and one new company among 17857 inhabitants.

Keywords
causality, fiber broadband penetration, multiple regression analysis, municipality, social-economic impact, social-economic indicators
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-37585 (URN)10.1109/ICTON.2018.8473582 (DOI)2-s2.0-85055473398 (Scopus ID)9781538666043 (ISBN)
Conference
2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
Available from: 2019-01-25 Created: 2019-01-25 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Forzati, M. (2016). Open FTTH networks and digital home-care services: Experiences from the Connected for Health Project. In: 2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON): . Paper presented at 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016), July 10-14, 2016, Trento, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Open FTTH networks and digital home-care services: Experiences from the Connected for Health Project
2016 (English)In: 2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

FTTH networks based on Open Access have been very common in Finland and especially Sweden in the past 10 - 15 years. In such networks, an operator-neutral network provider (NP) offers competing service providers access to the end users under non-discriminatory conditions. Among the advertised benefits of open FTTH networks is the development of an open market for high-quality digital societal services, such as e-health and e-social care. During the past six months, the EU Connected for Health project has run three pilots in Finland and Sweden, in which digital home-care services have been tested in live networks by municipalities and home-care givers. The pilots allowed to assess the socio-economic impact of fibre-based digital home-care services, in terms of costs, savings, and quality-of-life impact. During this talk we will present the final results of the study.

Keywords
access networks, business models, digital home-care, fiber, fibre, FTTH, municipal networks, open networks, Digital devices, Fiber optic networks, Fibers, Health, Home health care, Access network, Digital home, Open network, Transparent optical networks
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-32571 (URN)10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550685 (DOI)2-s2.0-84985896510 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-1468-2 (ISBN)978-1-5090-1467-5 (ISBN)
Conference
18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016), July 10-14, 2016, Trento, Italy
Available from: 2017-11-10 Created: 2017-11-10 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Duh, E. S., Papic, M., Kos, A., Forzati, M., Cavenius, H. & Peckham, C. (2016). Open innovation for delivering digital services with social and economic return on investment on the top of high speed broadband in rural Europe. In: 2016 International Conference on Broadband Communications for Next Generation Networks and Multimedia Applications (CoBCom): . Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Broadband Communications for Next Generation Networks and Multimedia Applications (CoBCom 2016), September 14-16, 2016, Graz, Austria. , Article ID 7593509.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Open innovation for delivering digital services with social and economic return on investment on the top of high speed broadband in rural Europe
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2016 (English)In: 2016 International Conference on Broadband Communications for Next Generation Networks and Multimedia Applications (CoBCom), 2016, article id 7593509Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a work in progress done within an Interreg Europe project called ERUDITE. The aim of the project is to create a process that enables regional stakeholders across Europe to co-identify and co-design appropriate and innovative digital services on the top of high speed broadband, based on existing needs and a recognition of the social, economic and environmental value that they have the potential to generate to society as a whole.

Keywords
digital services, ERUDITE, high speed broadband, open innovation, social and economic return on investment, Innovation, Profitability, Economic returns, High Speed, Next generation networks
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-32566 (URN)10.1109/COBCOM.2016.7593509 (DOI)2-s2.0-84995475740 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-2270-0 (ISBN)
Conference
1st International Conference on Broadband Communications for Next Generation Networks and Multimedia Applications (CoBCom 2016), September 14-16, 2016, Graz, Austria
Available from: 2017-11-10 Created: 2017-11-10 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Forzati, M., Bianchi, A., Chen, J., Grobe, K., Lannoo, B., MacHuca, C., . . . Breuer, D. (2015). Next-generation optical access seamless evolution: Concluding results of the European FP7 Project OASE. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7(2), 109-123, Article ID 7035551.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, ISSN 1943-0620, E-ISSN 1943-0639, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 109-123, article id 7035551Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increasing bandwidth demand drives the need for next-generation optical access (NGOA) networks that can meet future end-user service requirements. This paper gives an overview of NGOA solutions, the enabling optical access network technologies, architecture principles, and related economics and business models. NGOA requirements (including peak and sustainable data rate, reach, cost, node consolidation, and open access) are proposed, and the different solutions are compared against such requirements in different scenarios (in terms of population density and system migration). Unsurprisingly, it is found that different solutions are best suited for different scenarios. The conclusions drawn from such findings allow us to formulate recommendations in terms of technology, strategy, and policy. The paper is based on the main results of the European FP7 OASE Integrated Project that ran between January 1, 2010 and February 28, 2013. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015
Keywords
Broadband optical access, Fiber optic networks, FTTH, NGOA, Digital storage, Population statistics, Integrated project, Next-generation optical access, Optical access, Optical access networks, Population densities, System migration, Next generation networks
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-42057 (URN)10.1364/JOCN.7.000109 (DOI)2-s2.0-84923230502 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding details: European Commission, EC

Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Forzati, M. & Mattsson, C. (2014). FTTH-enabled digital home care – A study of economic gains. In: 2014 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON): . Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2014), June 6-10, Graz, Austria.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>FTTH-enabled digital home care – A study of economic gains
2014 (English)In: 2014 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We analyse the extent of the annual net cost reductions stemming from the introduction of four FTTH- enabled digital services for home care, as recently introduced in the Swedish city of Västerås. In total, between 2014 and 2020, it is projected that Sweden could save up to between €3 and €6 billion if such services were massively deployed today. The cost reductions are analysed for three different types of municipality. The article also shows that there is a significant cost reductions potential for a less extensive (and more realistic) deployment scenario with only 10% of users using digital services.

Keywords
FTTH, fibre, fiber, access networks, open networks, business models, municipal networks, digital home care.
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-25340 (URN)10.1109/ICTON.2014.6876352 (DOI)978-1-4799-5601-2 (ISBN)
Conference
16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2014), June 6-10, Graz, Austria
Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved
Forzati, M. & Mattson, C. (2014). Socio-economic return of FTTH investment in Sweden, a prestudy. Paper presented at Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socio-economic return of FTTH investment in Sweden, a prestudy
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There is a wide range of FTTH initiatives throughout Sweden, with investments made by both telecom operators and public actors. The benefits of the investments are often discussed, especially when the investment is made by municipalities or other public bodies. This preliminary study analyses the socio-economic impacts of the investment in FTTH. The goal of the study was: Is it possible to calculate how much a krona (SEK) invested in fibre will give back to society? The conclusion is that a more comprehensive statistical data and more calculations are needed to give an exact estimate. The study, however, provides an indication that 1 SEK invested over four years brings back a minimum of 1.5 SEK in five years time. The study estimates the need for investment to achieve 100% fibre penetration, identifies and quantifies a number of significant effects of fibre deployment, and then calculates the return on investment. We recommend a more extensive study, in which the proposed model is refined and expanded with more detailed and updated data. This pre-study was sponsored by the Swedish Government’s Broadband Council (Bredbandsforum).

Publisher
p. 37
Series
Acreo report ; acr055970
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-24593 (URN)
Conference
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Available from: 2016-11-01 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Forzati, M. & Mattsson, C. (2011). Socio-economics return of FTTH investment in Sweden, a prestudy: En förstudie åt Bredbandsforum.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socio-economics return of FTTH investment in Sweden, a prestudy: En förstudie åt Bredbandsforum
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Series
Acreo rapport ; acr051122
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-26000 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2016-11-01 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5905-0530

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