Tjänsteutbud i stadsnät : Vilka faktorer påverkar utbudet?
During the IT-era in the beginning of the 21st century high speed Internet connection for all citizens was on the top of the agenda. The Swedish government proposed a government bill stating that all Swedish citizens should have access to a broadband connection. The local municipalities were given the mission to build this new fiber-optic IT-infrastructure. The municipalities should adopt an open access network enabling all service providers to connect themselves to the network. The network should encourage competitive advantage and impartiality towards service providers resulting in increased service options for the citizens.This master thesis investigates how the chosen business model affects the service offerings. We have also identified other factors that influence the development of service offerings. The result of this investigation concludes with a model that describes which factors that influences the growth of services in the municipal fiber network.To get a deeper understanding of the studied subject have the authors conducted a web survey including qualitative and quantitative elements. The survey was sent to 90 municipal fiber networks. 71 % of these networks answered the questionnaire.The result of this master thesis shows that the municipal fiber networks could be divided into two different groups. The first groups containing networks where the open access network is working and the other group where there is a lack of interest from the service providers. The lack of interest from service providers results in that municipal fiber network operators are forced to offer services themselves. The reason for this is often caused by an insufficient customer base.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:informatics municipal fiber networks services
Date of Publication:09/15/2006