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IDATE DIGIWO
R
LD SUMMIT 2013

BROADBAND NETWORKS AND PUBLIC SECTOR
INVOLVEMENT FROM THE ACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW

Olivier DUROYON

November 20
th

2013

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THE QUEST FOR BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY:

A WORLD TREND



There is world
-
wide consensus in the need for more
broadband connectivity



Because people
demand it

Because it creates
wealth and jobs

With a sense of urgency in some countries

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WHAT
ARE THE SOLUTIONS?

Technology …

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Spectrum allocation

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Technology efficiency (all
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IP networking,
LTE overlay)

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Infrastructures




… In response to Public objectives

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Bring more people connected to broadband services with
better quality, more coverage and in a more affordable way!

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Facing the scarcity of fund and spectrum, innovative
regulatory thinking and investment models emerge in
developing countries:


Reduce cost through infrastructure sharing and innovative management
of some spectrum bands (DD)


Attractive investment model compatible with long
-
term infrastructure
funds criteria


Leverage technology evolution (IP LTE,
bitstream
) allowing service
differentiation and competition on top of a collaboratively built
infrastructure

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO FOSTER INVESTMENTS
AND NETWORK DEPLOYMENTS AROUND THE WORLD

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MEXICAN INITIATIVE


The underlying driver: Grow the Economy


Macro
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economic indicators are excellent


With growth as absolute priority, the Mexican reform encompasses : education, transport,
energy …


For Telecoms, this has been translated to give access to affordable Telecom services to all.



The way to do it


Aim: bring mobile Broadband price as close as possible as Mobile Voice price


How: Reduce the network TCO by 20 times:


Allocate Digital Dividend


Generalize a wholesale model


Use PPP model and push other public supply side initiatives



Project’s details


All 700 MHz will be allocated to one wholesaler with stringent coverage obligations


A lean, flat IP, low cost wireless
bitstream

factory will be built on top


A non discriminatory wholesaler who cannot commercialize in the retail market


Paradigm shift from infra based competition to service
-
based competition





98%

coverage

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RWANDA INITIATIVE


Government drivers


Demographic boom


Need jobs and growth as a matter of stability


Bet on connectivity, knowledge society and ICT services



The way to do it


3 land cables connected to sub
-
marine cable


Started by deploying nationwide fiber to municipalities (in 2011)


Next step is the Access: right of ways, backbone, 100Mhz DD



Project’s characteristics


The Government of Rwanda and KT established Infra Co. (
olleh

Rwanda Networks)
to build 4G LTE nationwide network


Guarantees wholesale business license based on 4G & beyond technology for 25
years with exclusivity


Provides total bandwidth of 175MHz


Second JV to address services, content, usage


Contributing to solving social problems as an alternative to insufficient social
infrastructure

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A FEW CONCLUSIONS



Paradigm shift to service
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based competition, through active wholesale
products, to

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Secure investment

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Bring same services to all

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Foster competition, not only at the retail level but also provide a
QoS
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based
underlying infrastructure for innovative services like cloud



Leverage efficiency of new wireless technology LTE



Need long
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term and strong political support