Broadband Municipal Optical Networks in Greece: A Suitable Business Model

TitleBroadband Municipal Optical Networks in Greece: A Suitable Business Model
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBouras, C, Gkamas, A, Tsiatsos, T, Papagiannopoulos, J, Theofilopoulos, G
JournalJournal of Telematics and Informatics, Elsevier Science
Pagination 391 - 409

This paper proposes a business model for the optimal exploitation of the currently developing
broadband metropolitan area networks in Greece. Having recorded and examined
relevant international practices, we describe in detail the way that these networks should
be managed, operated, maintained and expanded. Taking into consideration that these
infrastructures will widely alter the broadband map of Greece, that Greece has currently
one of the lowest broadband penetration percentages in Europe and that the proper exploitation
strategy of the networks to be deployed could boost the demand for broadband connections
and applications, the application of the optimal business model appears to be of
vital importance. We describe the proposed business model in detail, including ways for
expanding the broadband infrastructures, as well as tackling of viability issues regarding
the authority responsible for managing the broadband metropolitan networks.