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National Broadband Plans in Asia-Pacific: Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth

National Broadband Plans in Asia-Pacific: Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth

  • December 2016
  • 41 pages
  • ID: 4540307
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It launched the UFB in October 2009, to improve the country's competitive advantage in the global market.
Crown Fibre entered into contracts with four local fiber companies - electricity distribution network company Northpower Limited, Waikato Networks Limited (owned by WEL Networks and Waipa Networks), Enable Services Limited (owned by Christchurch City Holdings) and Chorus Limited (formerly the network arm of Telecom
TM has signed contracts for two projects - high-speed broadband Phase ## (HSBB ##) and the Sub- Urban Broadband Project (SUBB) - with the government.


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"National Broadband Plans in Asia-Pac: Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth" report offers an overview of the national broadband plans adopted by the governments in APAC region. This includes an analysis of priorities set under NBPs including targets, technology, funding and role of governments as well as private operators. The market research also offers case studies on territories' NBPs with focus on targets, goals, government initiatives, operator involvement and progress over the period.

Main highlights

- The digital divide remains a main concern for various countries in APAC region, making it a top agenda in NBPs. Examples of these countries contain India (IN), China (CN), Indonesia (ID), Malaysia (MY), New Zealand etc.

- Other main goals included in the NBPs in APAC countries involve improving speed and quality of broadband services, deployment of additional technologies, digitization of government institutions and offices etc.

- Fiber-optic is the preferred technology for most of the countries on account of high transmission speeds, which helps operators meet demands of high bandwidth services.

- Governments and operators are actively investing in the broadband infrastructure to attain goals laid under the national broadband plans. Government are extending support in the form of funds as well as introducing regulatory measures and offering spectrum. While operators are supporting by making investments in their networks.


National Broadband Plans in Asia Pacific (APAC): Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth,' a additional Telecom Insider Report by Pyramid Research, offers business insights into national broadband plans or strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. This industry report investigates NBPs in APAC countries that have included targets pertaining to broadband services and digitization of government offices, institutions and public places. Countries including India, China (CN), Malaysia (MY), Taiwan and Vietnam among others have goals to extend broadband access, while countries including Indonesia and China (CN) have also defined minimum speed of broadband services in their respective NBPs. The report analyses targets, technologies, funding strategies and role of government and private sector in achieving the goals of NBPs. It also comprises short information on NBPs of select countries in the region. Case studies on NBPs of five countries are provided, which include overview, goals, government initiatives, operator involvement and progress.

- Case studies on NBPs of five countries focus on details about NBP objectives, government strategies being pursued to boost investments and adoption of broadband services together with information of investments by operators to drive their business, provide understanding of the markets for prospective market entrants as well as for existing operators.

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