TERRAIN Project Overview


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This presentation gives a general overview of the IBBT ICON project TERRAIN (Techno-economic research for future access infrastructure networks). More information about this project can be found on http://www.terrainproject.be/.

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TERRAIN Project Overview

  1. 1. Techno-Economic Research for futuReAccess Infrastructure Networkswww.terrainproject.be<br />
  2. 2. TERRAIN project scope<br />The TERRAIN project investigates the rollout of optical fiber in the access network in cooperation with other utility networks as future-oriented solution. <br />It focuses on optimizing the collaboration between all actors involved, analyzing all aspects from a techno-economic point of view, considering technical, social, economic and regulatory sub-problems. <br />Project duration: October 2010 - September 2012<br />More information:www.terrainproject.be<br />
  3. 3. Techno-Economic Research for futuRe Access Infrastructure Networks<br />Project outline<br />
  4. 4. Project structure<br />WP2<br />WP6<br />WP7<br />User requirements & business opportunities<br />Business modelling and public policy<br />Physical access infrastructure<br />Telecom access infrastructure<br />In-building network<br />Extended evaluation techniques<br />Proof-of-concept, dissemination and recommendations <br />WP1<br />WP5<br />WP4<br />WP3<br />
  5. 5. Physical Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Potential synergies between different utility infrastructure networks? How can they be optimized?
  6. 6. Search for communal network rollout strategies
  7. 7. Development of network modeling and design tools
  8. 8. Proposing fair cost allocation schemes
  9. 9. Combining all available GIS data for more accurate network and cost calculations</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Roadmap for future-proof technology solutions
  10. 10. Defining heuristics for cost-efficient network architectures
  11. 11. Proposing cost allocation schemes for installing new telecom access networks </li></ul>Telecom Access Infrastructure<br />
  12. 12. In-building Networks<br /><ul><li>Synergies of infrastructures, e.g. in entering the building and first installation
  13. 13. Technology and migration roadmap for telecom in-building networks</li></li></ul><li>User Requirements & Business Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Defining market and user (residential, business, governmental) requirements
  14. 14. Which market potential and user adoption can be reached, taking into account timing aspects?
  15. 15. How could we improve current policies for bridging the digital divide?</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Aligning all roles and actors involved in this complex value network
  16. 16. Which cooperation and competition models are feasible?
  17. 17. Identifying potential involvement of municipalities and their return?
  18. 18. How does this all matches with current and future regulation?</li></ul>Business Modeling & Public Policy<br />
  19. 19. <ul><li>Detailed CapEx, OpEx and (in)direct revenue modeling
  20. 20. Extending the currently used traditional investment evaluation methods with multi-actor analysis
  21. 21. Modeling competition (using game-theory) and strategic decisions (using real options techniques)</li></ul>Extended Economic Feasibility Analysis <br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Research proof-of-concept: GIS network design tool with economic evaluation
  23. 23. White paper on technology and migration roadmap
  24. 24. White paper with recommendations and policy support for stimulating FttH</li></ul>Proof-of-concept, Dissemination and Recommendations<br />
  25. 25. Techno-Economic Research for futuRe Access Infrastructure Networks<br />Partners<br />
  26. 26. Research groups<br />Partner overview<br />Industrial partners<br />www.terrainproject.be<br />
  27. 27. Consortium<br />Equipment vendors<br />One of the leading manufactures of FTTx active equipment<br />Global supplier of infrastructure components and systems including Fibre Optics<br />Global supplier of wires, cables and wiring systems as well as a provider of related development services<br />Leading telecommunications and information technology service provider in Germany<br />Medium sized fiber to the home and office service provider in Almere, the Netherlands<br />Telecom operators<br />
  28. 28. ICT supplier for the cities and centers of social welfare of Antwerp and Ghent<br />Provider of advanced GIS software solutions<br />Software company providing an advanced dimensioning tool for fiber network optimization<br />Delivers and distributes drinking water, cleans up the waste water and offers custom-made water for professional and industrial applications<br />Consortium<br />ICT suppliers<br />Utility company<br />
  29. 29. Consortium<br />Local government<br />City of Ghent, stimulating ICT and broadband initiatives<br />Market development organisation with a mission to accelerate the availability of fibre-based broadband access networks<br />Leading research institute, located in Sweden, with activities in communication, optics and electronics.<br />FTTH Interest group<br />Research institute<br />
  30. 30. Consortium<br />IBBT research groups<br />Project lead and specialized in techno-economic research including network design, cost/benefit modelling and evaluation<br />Analysis and proposal of future legislative measures and changes in current regulation<br />Specialized in user studies including requirement analysis, adoption and digital divide research<br />Value network analysis and market opportunity assessment, strategic ICT policy and regulation advice <br />Physical network infrastructure modelling and equipment dimensioning<br />
  31. 31. http://www.terrainproject.be/<br />info@terrainproject.be<br />Jan Van Ooteghem (Project lead)<br />Ghent University (IBCN) / IBBT<br />E: jan.vanooteghem@intec.UGent.be<br />T: +32 9 33 14 891<br />Nico Verplancke (Program manager)<br />IBBT<br />E: nico.verplancke@ibbt.be<br /> <br />