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Fiber from the Home


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Fiber from the Home

  1. 1. FIBER FROMTHE HOME a paradigm shifting story, by Marc Duchesne, green fiber evangelist
  2. 2. “Our intuition is that an innovative model holds unrealized promise: household investments in fiber. Consumers may one day purchase and own fiber connections that run from their homes.” “Homes with Tails” , Tim Wu, Columbia University, and Derek Slater, Google inc., Nov. 2008.
  3. 3. why “Fiber-From-The-Home” ?
  4. 4. because Fiber-TO-The-Home networks providers way too often forget... me.
  5. 5. piece of evidence ?
  6. 6. Diverse Business ModelsDiverse Business Models CUSTOMERPARTNER INFRASTRUCTURE CUSTOMEROFFER VALUE PROPOSITION RELATIONSHIP TARGET CUSTOMER DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL VALUE CONFIGURATION CORE CAPABILITIES NETWORK COST CHANNELCONFIGURATION REVENUEFINANCECOST STRUCTURE REVENUE STREAMS FINANCE a business model describes the value an organization offers to various customers and portrays the capabilities and partners required for creating, marketing, and delivering this value and relationship capital with the goal of generating profitable andrelationship capital with the goal of generating profitable and sustainable revenue streams Alex Osterwalder / arvetica Me aka “The Customer” is NOT the center of the traditional business model
  7. 7. consequence
  8. 8. in France, to date : no open access Muni network gets more than 10% penetration ratio, and no one sports more than one Service provider for Residentials.
  9. 9. it’s time for a paradigm shift
  10. 10. apply 3 simple models, all born in America.
  11. 11. barn-raising tradition + web 2.0 habits + carbon zero goals = Fiber FromThe Home
  12. 12. model #1: barn raising
  13. 13. the modernized barn- raising of old approach to build fiber- broadband networks in rural areas
  14. 14. A barn raising is an event during which a community comes together to assemble a barn for one of its households. Born in 18th century in Rural North America, the practice continues as is in the country. source:Wikipedia
  15. 15. The Barn raising approach is now adopted in the UK for Rural Broadband deployments. “DigYour Own Fibre” is the motto there. source:
  16. 16. lesson #1 the barn-raising model : build your own community network
  17. 17. model #2: web 2.0
  18. 18. the Web 2.0 startup’ s business model applied to Rural Next Generation Access networks
  19. 19. The term ‘Web 2.0’ is used to describe web applications that offer interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, user-generated content and collaboration. New methods to interact with the End-User appeared with the Web 2.0 startups : alpha version, private release, beta testing, etc. source:Wikipedia
  20. 20. Twitter, founded in march 2006 in San Francisco, CA, is the world- largest social networking and micro-blogging service. It attracts 190 million visitors per month, generating 65 million tweets a day. Twitter was launched without any business model, and shows no revenues as of today.Yet it has largely replaced traditional medias in Information broadcasting and sharing worldwide. source:TechCrunch
  21. 21. lesson #2 the web 2.0 model : start small, with no business model
  22. 22. model #3: smartgrid
  23. 23. the sharing of investments and operation costs across Broadband and Smart Grid networks, and the bundling of services across the Customers bases
  24. 24. A smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using digital technology with two-way communications to control appliances at consumers' homes to save energy, reduce cost and increase reliability and transparency. In the US, several utilities have deployed muni fiber networks to deliver both smart meters connectivity and tripleplay services to residential and enterprise customers. source:Wikipedia
  25. 25. The city of Chattanooga,Tennessee, has installed its own fiber-to- the-premises infrastructure, through its electric utility EPB. This network offers two-way communications at the smart meter on every home and business and all along the grid, together with residential high speed Internet, video and telephone services. source:
  26. 26. lesson #3 the smartgrid model : share costs, infrastructures, services, and customers
  27. 27. fiber from the home : turning the traditional model upside down
  28. 28. consumers end-user access provider services providers
  29. 29. fiber from the home : empowering the end-user
  30. 30. Marc Duchesne +33 681 330 960 skype me @ miniotdr F I B E R 5 a division of