Public-Private Partnership in Telecommunications Infrastructure Projects: Case of the Republic of Congo

Telecommunication is a traditional public sector responsibility that today is more often offered by private sector investors and operators. The scarcity of funding available in public sector, coupled with an increasing demand in the dynamic technology outputs is giving increasing advantage to private firms. Yet the government retains certain critical responsibilities in the sector such as regulation; in some sub-sectors (e.g. broadband), the public sector may continue to have primary investment responsibility due to significant market failures that inhibit private investment.

Central African Backbone Project

World Bank project summary and associated documentation of the Central African Backbone Project, The objective of the Central African Backbone (CAB) Program Project is to contribute to increase the geographical reach and usage of regional broadband network services and reduce their prices. There are four components to the project, the first component being enabling environment.

Study on e-ID Infrastructure to Improve Public Services Delivery Electronic Identification PPP Report

The Government of Vietnam (GoV) has expressed a strong interest in exploring the opportunity to deploy a full-fledged Electronic Identity (eID) system in Vietnam. The country is already putting in place the necessary prerequisites for its deployment, including a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and the compulsory issuance of national ID cards. These initiatives have been undertaken with World Bank support under the Vietnam ICT Development Project.

Broadband Feasibility Study Port of Walla Walla. Part 1

Goals of the Broadband Feasibility Study include:

  1. Document Walla Walla’s current broadband environment and identify current gaps and potential future shortcomings

  2. Identify ways that the Port can best utilize existing government owned fiber-optic infrastructure and new infrastructure investments to enhance broadband and municipal services in the Walla Walla region

  3. Focus on the benefits to economic development, education, public safety, healthcare and overall quality of life through Walla Walla’s broadband initiatives

The merging world of broadband PPPs a business strategy and legal guide

Local governments increasingly see before them exciting new opportunities to develop next-generation broadband in their communities—and to reap the many benefits that broadband will deliver to their residents and businesses. The goal of most of these communities is to get optical fiber connections to every home and business. Once the fiber is available, the sky is the limit in terms of offering gigabit-and-beyond speeds today and well into the future.

Land Access for Telecommunications

This Regulatory Impact Statement analyses options to address access rights to private land by network operators to install and maintain fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure for telecommunications. The Government’s mass market rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to at least 80 percent of the population by 2022 is a large-scale infrastructure project worth over $1.5 billion with an eleven-year timeframe. Inefficiencies in the fibre-to-the- premises installation process have been identified and should be addressed to maximise the value of the Crown’s investment to New Zealand.