BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Need for New Finance and Investment Models for Broadband


Archived report. The key reason why there is widespread government involvement in the development of national broadband networks is that they all agree that the real benefits of broadband are economic and social. But so far these have been hard to quantify. The industry is in need of fresh ideas and suggestions from the financial industry to address these cost/benefits issues.

This BuddeComm Intelligence report is written by Paul Budde and explores the issues surrounding financing and investing in broadband from a high-level strategic perspective. It discusses the importance of broadband to global development; the current flaws in the system and sector transformation – supported by global statistics on the broadband, mobile and ICT industries.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Creative thinking required to address the issues
  • 3. Fixed infrastructure
    • 3.1 Social and economic benefits
    • 3.2 Structural changes
    • 3.3 Cost/benefit issues
      • 3.3.1 The impact on the economy
    • 3.4 Status quo
  • 4. Next: Mobile networks
  • 5. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global - Internet users and annual change – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 2 – Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2014
  • Table 3 – Global – ICT spending – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Global - telecoms expenditure as a percentage of GDP – 1990; 2006; 2009; 2012
  • Table 5 – Global - mobile subscriptions and annual change – 2009 - 2014
  • Exhibit 1 – Technology fights against extreme poverty

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Broadband Fixed
Digital Economy
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)
Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 21 Mar 2014
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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Paul, May I congratulate you on a very successful and enjoyable afternoon with the Minister. In providing the roundtable discussions between government and industry, it highlighted the strong interest by stakeholders in Broadband and its implementation but it also presented us with other issues and opportunities that we need to address.

Dominic Schipano, CITT

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