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The Role of Broadband

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International Seminar
MILANO MACRO

8 June 2010 - Milan, Italy

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The Role of Broadband

  1. 1. THE ROLE OF BROADBAND ALFONSO FUGGETTA CEFRIEL - ICT INSTITUTE POLITECNICO DI MILANO
  2. 2. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY BROADBAND? DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS > 1, 2 MBS BOTH WIRELINE AND WIRELESS: MOBILE NETWORKS CANNOT REPLACE WIRELINE INFRASTRUCTURE NGN: NEXT GENERATION NETWORK WIRELINE: FIBERS, 10-100-1000 MBS MOBILE: LTE, TENS OF MBS
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NETWORKS? CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF A MODERN SOCIETY ENRICH AND COMPLEMENT PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURES. INTEGRATE DISPERSED ENTITIES THEY HAVE A STRONG IMPACT ON LOCALISATION DECISIONS
  4. 4. WHY DO WE NEED BROADBAND? SERVICES ARE MORE AND MORE DEMANDING WE RUN MULTIPLE SERVICES IN PARALLEL WE DO NOT WANT TO WAIT
  5. 5. MILAN AND BROADBAND MILAN NEEDS BROADBAND NETWORKS NETWORK NODES ARE LOCATED IN MILAN
  6. 6. WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF A BROADBAND NETWORK? 3G, Fiber, Copper/DSL, Last mile Hyperlan, WiMax Radio communication, Back-hauling Fiber, Copper Backbones Fiber
  7. 7. WHAT IS THE ITALIAN SITUATION? WE HAVE BACKBONES BACK-HAULING NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED THE LAST MILE HAS PROBLEMS
  8. 8. DIGITAL DIVIDE WE DO NOT HAVE ALL THE NETWORK CAPACITY WE NEED MANY DECENTRALISED AREAS ARE DAMAGED BY THIS SITUATION EXAMPLES: COMO, TREVISO, ALESSANDRIA, ...
  9. 9. SO, WHAT SHOULD WE DO? SIMPLIFY NETWORK CREATION RULES AND PROCEDURES ANTICIPATE NEEDS AND THREADS (SEE VENICE) PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FUTURE, A NEW BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT MODEL
  10. 10. IN CONCLUSION ... This is a challenge we cannot afford to loose

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