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Deployment of fibre optic networks within the framework of public–private partnerships projects


  • Matthias Ehrler
  • Ernst-Olav Ruhle
  • Igor Brusic
  • Wolfgang Reichl


Traditional (incumbent) network operators are mainly not in the position or willing to deploy a fibre-based broadband communication network financed by private capital to 100% and there will be areas where the roll-out of such networks will not be likely. There will be cases in which a network operator will seek support at different levels from a third party, e.g., by specific financing programmes or via Public–Private Partnership (PPP) projects to share the risk and to have partners to conduct the network roll-out. This paper is analysing conditions and solutions in cases where a public financing and support is needed to make such investments available and to ensure that the network roll-out will be realised.

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  • Matthias Ehrler & Ernst-Olav Ruhle & Igor Brusic & Wolfgang Reichl, 2009. "Deployment of fibre optic networks within the framework of public–private partnerships projects," International Journal of Management and Network Economics, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(3), pages 308-326.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijmnec:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:308-326

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