Drivers for Broadband in Europe

  • Evi Zouganeli
  • Kristin Bugge
  • Santiago Andres Azcoitia
  • Juan P. Fernandez Palacios
  • Antonio J. Elizondo Armengol Elizondo
Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)


In this chapter we present the current status of broadband deployment in Europe and discuss the drivers for further deployment and the expected evolution in terms of the market, the services, the choice of technical solutions, and the main players. The main drivers for broadband are identified and discussed in the context of the European environment. We present an overview of the broadband regulatory framework in Europe as well as expected developments and discuss its impact on the evolution of broadband in this part of the world.


Broadband Access Mobile Broadband IPTV Service Cable Operator Incumbent Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evi Zouganeli
    • 1
  • Kristin Bugge
    • 2
  • Santiago Andres Azcoitia
    • 3
  • Juan P. Fernandez Palacios
    • 3
  • Antonio J. Elizondo Armengol Elizondo
    • 3
  1. 1.Telenor R&INorway
  2. 2.Telefonica NordicNorway
  3. 3.Telefonica I + DSpain

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