Investment banks seek role in Singapore

Twelve companies and consortia are bidding on Singapore’s proposed nationwide broadband network. But what’s most interesting about this project is the role of private investment firms. Singapore’s telecommunications regulatory authority is talking to 12 companies and consortiums as “pre-qualified” bidders on the country’s proposed nationwide broadband network. In Singapore, two investment banks, including New York’s […]

San Francisco’s Fiber-to-the-Premises Study Released

The city of San Francisco has released its long-awaited Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) feasibility study, estimating buildout costs of over a half billion dollars. After a long and enlightening conversation with Joanne Hovis, president of study author CTC, we have a few initial insights to report. For those of you new to the story, San Francisco’s supervisors […]

French telecom regulator discusses sharing fiber infrastructure

Gabrielle Gauthey, a member of ARCEP’s executive board, recently discussed the role of government in encouraging the deployment of fiber, business models, the risk of creating new monopolies and stifling competition, sharing passive infrastructure, and financing long-term investments in fiber. Gauthey maintains that in France, a single operator would not finance a nationwide fiber network […]

The Impact of Fiber Access to ISP Backbones in Japan

A presentation from a recent meeting of NANOG about the traffic mix and impact of 100Mbps fiber deployment in Japan on the backbone ISPs. This is a very detailed study and shows the impact on end user usage patterns when they have access to big broadband. This could led to a reevaluation of pricing and […]