Global - Utilities Broadband - Multi-utility Market


Archived report. This report was archived in 2008. Utilities around the world are faced with a dire need for increased communications. Exploding electricity usage requires better networks and the utilities are in the spotlight after some spectacular electricity outages. Security issues are further stimulating new developments. All new infrastructure developments now include the development of fibre optic networks that are built at an incremental cost. This puts utilities in an ideal position to become involved in multi-utility broadband infrastructure competition. Paul Budde is actively involved in exploring opportunities in this market through a cooperative model (UtiliTel) aimed at creating smart IP based grids. Developments are also known as Utilities Broadband or Broadband Utilities.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The need to expand beyond electricity
  • 3. Electricity broadband – a comparison
  • 4. Various business models
  • 5. Multi-services companies
  • 6. Utilities important factor in facilities-based telecoms competition
  • 7. UtiliTel national infrastructure cooperation
  • 8. Start with existing network
  • 9. Broadbanding of local communities
  • 10. Utilities slowly but surely moving forward
  • 11. Conclusions
  • 12. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Listed energy information/energy management services
  • Exhibit 2 – Business models
  • Exhibit 3 – Telco technologies for utilities
  • Exhibit 4 – Selection of utilities pursuing telecommunications – 2007
  • Exhibit 5 – Three Classes of utilities/carriers

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Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 19 Jun 2007
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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