Re: [gaia] Gigabit/fibre networks, worth documenting/comparing experiences and lessons beyond the usual (market)

Leandro Navarro <leandro@ac.upc.edu> Mon, 17 September 2018 10:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [gaia] Gigabit/fibre networks, worth documenting/comparing experiences and lessons beyond the usual (market)
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Thanks a lot Mallory, Michael, Arjuna for your comments. BTW, the EY report is just amazing !

Following Mallory’s comment, we could outline (rather than detail) the practices, classify them, relate them to IETF/IRTF activities and other groups, collect requirements, recommendations, but something relatively brief, + compile citations or case studies from the initiatives out there, that could be a basis to understand the big picture, and identify action points.

Any other comment is very welcome. I will work on an initial outline and will get back to the group in a week or two with a proposal.

Cheers, Leandro.

> On 17 Sep 2018, at 11:01, Arjuna Sathiaseelan <arjuna.sathiaseelan@cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> Leandro, all
> 
> this report  by EY is brilliant and has lot of info needed - especially from Section 4:
> https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-broadband-2022-unlocking-a-trillion-dollar-digital-economy/$FILE/ey-broadband-2022-unlocking-a-trillion-dollar-digital-economy.pdf <https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-broadband-2022-unlocking-a-trillion-dollar-digital-economy/$FILE/ey-broadband-2022-unlocking-a-trillion-dollar-digital-economy.pdf>
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> 
> On 8 September 2018 at 20:27, Leandro Navarro <leandro@ac.upc.edu <mailto:leandro@ac.upc.edu>> wrote:
> Hi everyone, 
> 
> In the recent days I’ve seen several initiatives around fibre access infrastructure, 
> 
> * Some coming from rural communities such as:
>  - this nice video documentary from a community effort in Scotland: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/09/video-documentary-looks-at-balquhidder-community-ftth-build-in-scotland.html <https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/09/video-documentary-looks-at-balquhidder-community-ftth-build-in-scotland.html>
>  - The well know B4RN community operator: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/03/b4rn-helping-expand-1gbps-ftth-broadband-rural-cheshire.html <https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/03/b4rn-helping-expand-1gbps-ftth-broadband-rural-cheshire.html> 
>  - Several other optical networks: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/five-projects-got-first-ever-european-broadband-award <https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/five-projects-got-first-ever-european-broadband-award>
>  - Including guifi.net <http://guifi.net/>: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD3HYeD4Lm4 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD3HYeD4Lm4>
>  - First nations such as http://knet.ca/ <http://knet.ca/> among others: https://www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit/2017/presentations/ <https://www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit/2017/presentations/> and related aspects of electricity, water, economic development and employment, etc.
> 
> * Traditional or new telcos such as https://www.gigaclear.com/ <https://www.gigaclear.com/> etc.
> 
> * Other players such as google fibre: https://fiber.googleblog.com/ <https://fiber.googleblog.com/> In this article they discuss about lessons learned https://hbr.org/2018/09/why-google-fiber-is-high-speed-internets-most-successful-failure <https://hbr.org/2018/09/why-google-fiber-is-high-speed-internets-most-successful-failure>
> 
> The list is endless.
> 
> All seem successful in different ways, with different lessons learned about scale, local investment, infrastructure sharing like ducts and poles, cost reduction from the involvement of volunteers, involvement of content and service providers (googlefiber), etc. In the netcommons.eu <http://netcommons.eu/> project we have looked at different business and organisational models for community networks specifically, but there are other successful models that have socio-economic impact.
> 
> Would you find useful to compile a GAIA/IRTF document about good practices, lessons learned, to build high-speed/fibre/gigabit network infrastructures in challenging environments? which means beyond the last frontier of rural, remote, underdeveloped, underserved areas.
> 
> By the way, there is this upcoming related event: https://www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit/2018/ <https://www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit/2018/>
> The report from the previous edition is a recommended read: https://www.internetsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-04_ICS-Report-final.pdf <https://www.internetsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-04_ICS-Report-final.pdf>
> 
> Cheers, 
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