Unlocking broadband for all: Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and strategies in emerging markets

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, April 2015

In the quest for universal access, this study shows that the cost of network deployment can be dramatically reduced if operators collaborate with each other in deploying fibre optic backbones or masts for wireless broadband. The report points out that even greater savings can be made if other utilities such as roads, rail lines, pipelines and power grids share their infrastructure with network operators. This makes it feasible for small network operators to enter the market, which increases competition, making network access more affordable and more widespread.

Download the report or sections of it from the links above. The full report includes the Appendix with the 10 country case studies (Côte d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda). See the link on Related projects for further details on the APC Infrastructure Sharing project.

Français - Rapport complet 100 pages1.94 MB
Français - Résumé 12 pages3.79 MB
English - Full report 88 pages1.72 MB
English - Executive summary 12 pages513.93 KB
English - Appendix 33 pages521.31 KB

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