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dc.contributor.authorVan der Wee, Marliesen_US
dc.contributor.authorVerbrugge, Sofieen_US
dc.contributor.authorLemstra, Wolteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T10:39:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-13T10:39:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60392-
dc.description.abstractThe Digital Agenda for Europe sets out clear goals for providing high speed broadband to all its residents, but leaves the implementation of this plan to the individual Member States. Because of large economic, cultural and political differences, the roads to realizing these ambitious goals are varying in between these Member States. This paper investigates the dynamics of fixed broadband markets in two neighboring regions: Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, and the Netherlands. The historical developments in telecom markets in both regions are highly similar and resulted in both areas in a duopoly between the incumbent, operating DSL on the former telephone network, and one or more cable operators, using the DOCSIS technology to offer broadband on the former analogue television network. However, in the race towards realizing the Digital Agenda goals, it comes down to the small differences in between both regions: the existence of housing organizations in the Netherlands has led to quite some Fiber-to-the-Home deployment, whereas in Flanders, the traditional operators use evolutionary upgrades of both DSL and DOCSIS to realize the European targets.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aITS |cWienen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|a23rd European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunication Society, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 July 2012en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTelecom infrastructureen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarket dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordregulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordbroadbanden_US
dc.subject.keywordDSLen_US
dc.subject.keywordcableen_US
dc.subject.keywordFttHen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the dynamics of broadband markets: A comparative case study of Flanders and the Netherlandsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720279542en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:itse12:60392-

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