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FTTH Conference 2009 FTTH Finland

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  • 1. Making High Speed Broadband Available to Everyone in Finland www.mintc.fi antti.kohtala@mintc.fi FTTH Council Europe Conference 2009, Copenhagen 11th February 2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 1 11.02.2009
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  • 3. Communications penetration in Finnish households Fixed telephones, % households Broadband, % households Mobile phones, % households 100 100 90 90 80 80 70 70 60 60 50 50 40 40 30 30 20 20 10 10 0 0 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2004 1996 2002 2005 2003 2006 2009 2007 1976 1985 1990 2008 2010 1981 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 3
  • 4. In the broadband market the supply is much bigger than the demand Households % ~98 % ~95 % 100 % ~85 % 80 % ~60 % 60 % ~45 % ~35 % 40 % 20 % 0% 1Mbit/s 2Mbit/s 8Mbit/s 24Mbit/s 40Mbit/s 100Mbit/s An estimate of the broadband supply and demand on 1 January 2009 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 4
  • 5. National Broadband Strategy 2004 The aims and measures are to • promote competition within and between all communications networks; • promote service and content provision in networks; • stimulate broadband demand; • continue special measures in fields with no sufficient demand for commercial broadband supply. 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 5
  • 6. Regional Broadband Strategies 2005-2007 • All provinces / Regional Councils (19) were responsible for preparing their regional broadband strategies with local municipalities. • In close cooperation with the national broadband working group. 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 6
  • 7. National Action Plan 2008 Accepted by the Government on 4 December 2008 Target level in 2010 • Broadband (1 Mbps) as a universal service obligation • The law will be amended in June 2009 • No public funding • Reasonable price for everyone Target level in 2015 • A 100 Mbps broadband access available to all • Commercial supply to 95 % of households and enterprises • The last 5 % by public funding - operators 1/3, the state 1/3 and municipalities & the EU 1/3 - distance to optical fiber or cable network no longer than 2 km - end users acquire subscriber connections to broadband networks (the last 2 km) 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 7
  • 8. Actions by different stakeholders • Regional Councils and municipalities: • assess by 30 October 2009 the demand for high-speed connections in the region • plan how to achieve the target • arrange competitive tendering in areas where the target will not be achieved on commercial terms (~last 5 %) • Ficora (NRA) evaluates the regional plans and makes proposals on the subsidies accordingly • The Government adopts the plans for state subsidies for different regions • Ficora pays the subsidies and monitors their use 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 8
  • 9. Some actions to reach the 100 Mbps target by 2015 • To build optical fibers or at least ducts as part of municipal planning - cooperation with water pipe and sewerage construction - exploitation of road constructions - cooperation with electrical netwrks - a part of urban planning • To promote market-based broadband • To provide more frequencies for wireless broadband • To promote content provision 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 9
  • 10. Broadband access of at least 100 Mbps by 2015 - market-based => 95 % of households - financially supported 95 => over 99 % (about 150.000 households) An access of 100 Mbps no further than 2 km from permanet households or enterprises -market-based/ circulated areas - financial support/ other areas 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 10
  • 11. A broadband connection of 100 Mbps commercially to homes, available commercially by access lines no longer than 2 km and partly by public funding Households % Over 99 % 100 % ~95 % ~?? % 80 % ~75 % 60 % 40 % ~35 % 20 % 0% target 1.1.2009 target 1.1.2016 Broadband supply for households 1.1.2009 and 1.1.2016 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 11
  • 12. THANK YOU 11.02.2009 WWW.MINTC.FI 12

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