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AT09_AT21_Broadband masterplan for Carinthia_2014

Name of the country Austria (Carinthia)
Sector Telecomunication
Name of the document (original) Breitbandmasterplan für Kärnten
Name of the document (English) Broadband masterplan for Carinthia
Administrative level State
Type of the document Strategy
Year of adoption 2014
Foreseen duration 2020
Comments This strategy is the basis for our broadband development in Carinthia. This strategy is very important for our pilot action in the project intesi.
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT21
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description definition of rules
Major objectives broadband
Short Summary Broadband Master Plan Carinthia
Due to the increasing and more and more complex requirements for information and communication technologies, a broadband high performance network for innovative broadband services is needed in order to be able to use corresponding systems in best possible quality.

In this sense the broadband initiative Carinthia pursues the following strategy and objectives:
• The broadband development must be enforced in compliance with the content, applications and services
as well as need.

• Based on the strategy of the bmvit, a comprehensive broadband development with at least 100 Mbit/s symmetrical bandwidth shall be achieved by 2020.

• Only high-performance backbone-networks should be used. The development and expansion of high-performance backbone networks is the basis for comprehensive broadband provision.

• In case of publicly (co-)financed broadband measures, a medium to long-term option for active contribution shall be targeted (e.g. service concession model).

• Monopolisation of operators of the broadband networks must be prevented.

• Service versatility on the networks is the objective. The customer should be able to access different applications of many providers on the same infrastructure (Open Access approach)
• Every network for every customer and for every provider, every provider for every customer.

• Usage of sustainable technologies must be a basic requirement.

• The broadband offer must be attractive (price, product, handling). This promises a high degree of usage.

• One of the top priorities must be the equal treatment of rural regions and urban centres (Equalising the digital gap).

• Adaptation of the areas to the objective 100 Mbit/s symmetrical.

• The topic of broadband should be anchored better with all parties by means of adequate measures for raising awareness.

Measures for achieving the determined objectives are:

• Counteract pending dependencies by corresponding constructor and operator models.

• In case of publicly (co-)financed projects, a stringent Open Access Approach must be guaranteed.

• Counteract acute problems, like lacking supply in important areas (e.g. commercial zones), new settlement areas, company locations with lacking provision etc.) with flexible and quickly employable state development program (Formula One Access).

• Maintain the combination of grid-bound technologies and radio technologies already existing in Carinthia depending on the region.

• Upgrade already existing micro grids (cable network providers) to DOCSIS 3.0 (maintenance of historically grown regional markets).

• Assurance of technical expansion opportunities of existing qualified and newly created infrastructures.

• New investments and co-financing of the public sector exclusively in promising technologies.

• Solve question of faith for need-oriented versus supply-oriented broadband development. Act supply-oriented in general, relating to occasion, need-oriented (development of new urban settlements and industrial and commercial zones).

• Master Plan coordinated on a broad basis as foundation for further actions within the next years.

• Active communication of the Master Plan as well as the objectives and measures to all parties and proponents (politics, municipalities, social partners etc.).
Centralised/decentralised decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
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