Identifying Best Practices for Supporting Broadbnad Growth: Methodology and Analysis

TitleIdentifying Best Practices for Supporting Broadbnad Growth: Methodology and Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Giannaka, E
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier Science
Pagination 795 - 807
Abstract

This paperpresentsamethodologyforidentifyingbestpracticesfollowedbyvariouscountries
worldwide forsupportingbroadbandgrowth.Italsoinvestigatesandanalyzesthesepracticesusing
data concerningbroadbandpenetration,accesstechnologies,market,pricesandservicesforOECD
countriesduringtheperiod2004–2006.Themethodologyusedtolocatethebestpracticesisbasedon
three mainsteps:(a)thepresentationofthemainfactorsthathaveamajorimpactonbroadband
growth;(b)thedefinitionofwhatisa??bestpractice??basedonquantitativecriteriaand(c)the
calculationofabestpracticeindexandagoodpracticeindex,whichindicatesthatacountryfollowed
these bestorgoodpracticestosupportitsbroadbandgrowth,respectively.Thismethodologyindicated
that Denmark,UnitedStates,Japan,CanadaandRepublicofKoreafollowedbestpracticesfortheir
broadband growth,whileUnitedKingdomandtheNetherlandsfollowedgoodpractices.

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