sábado, 2 de diciembre de 2017

The race to provide broadband



Broadband Society is progressing in the world. In the Spanish case, the evolution is right, frequently over other countries in its natural framework. The amount of fiber optics connections and the evolutions in the king of use are allowing an added value to this sector. In collaboration with Angela Nicolotti, we analyze it.


The worldwide broadband penetration between 2000 and 2017 has increased sevenfold, rising from 6% to 43% of the population. This figure means that 3,100 million people can access the Internet, out of a total of 7,400 million. 

Despite this unprecedented growth of Internet in the recent years, the digital gap between regions and countries continues existing, especially when we talk about Internet access. Almost 59% of the population, about 4 million people, has no access to the network. Only the 16% of the world population can afford access to broadband Internet, according to the study of the platform Mobile World Capital Barcelona
If we take a look at the Spanish case, we see that 65% of households have access to high speed broadband, although there are significant differences between regions. One of the most outstanding studies to know deeply the situation in Spain is the report that is produced annually by SETSI (Secretary of State for Telecommunications and for the Information Society) and where is collected the situation of broadband coverage in the country. The factors that are taken into account in this study are speed and technology, among others.

In this study we can see how the technological platform with greater coverage remains the broadband of mobile access 3.5G, that reaches almost all Spanish households, with speeds of up to 21 Mbps. This technological platform is being increased with the progressive introduction of the following generation (called 4G), whose coverage grows fast thanks to the reuse of existing infrastructures. So it refers to the fixed access networks, the technological platform with the greater growth is the optical fiber to home, capable of offering services of more than 100Mbps and by the massive deployment that most fixed network operators have opted for.

Following this line, at the meeting of the Council of Ministers held in February 2013, the Government approved the Digital Agenda for Spain, which includes the deployment of bandwidth access infrastructures Broadband as one of the main political and strategic objectives of the present decade, in line with what has been done by both the European Union and most of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

This Digital Agenda includes measures to remove barriers to deployments, boost the deployment of ultra-fast broadband networks, optimize the use of the radio spectrum and improve the experience of broadband users. In its development the Telecommunication Plan was approved and on demand side actions aimed at reducing deployment costs and promoting competition, supplemented by promotion measures to boost the expansion of ultra-fast broadband networks and, on the other hand, in actions to promote demand, along with monitoring and monitoring thereof.

To date, these are the measures included in the agenda that have been achieved: first of all, encouraging the deployment of networks and services to ensure digital connectivity. Coverage 100Mbps early 2015 stood at 60% of the population, surpassing the target of 50% by the end of the year. It also exceeded the EU target of achieving 7% of homes connected over 100Mbps and 13% of households with more than 30Mbps. 
Secondly, developing the digital economy for growth, competitiveness and internationalization of the Spanish enterprises and also to improve eGovernment digital solutions and take a efficient delivery of public services. In the first case, the activity of buying and selling online by the PIMES increased in 2015 to 26% and 15% respectively, when the goal was 35% at the end of the year. In regard to the e-government digital solutions, they exceeded the goal of 26% of people who submit forms filled through eGovernment services. 
Finally, the last measure was to beef up the confidence in the digital environment and to promote inclusion, digital literacy and training new professionals in the Information and communication technologies. In this case there is still much to do, cause at the beginning of 2015 there was a 62% of the Spanish population the used a security measure, this was eight points below the 2015 target of the European Union, and was also still far from the objective of achieving 15% of the population that have never accessed Internet, showing a record of 21% in 2015. 
As we have seen, Spain is following the straight for the development of broadband for all citizens, although much remains to be done. We will remain attentive. The question is to accomplish and to avoid possible corruptions in the implementation of this plannings. A friend explained an example of corruption: imagine a company that steals a worker, recognizes the theft, tries not to pay and buys a judge who charges from that company to invent a formal issue despite acknowledging that the worker is right. The company and the judge will go to hell, and the worker is the winner before God and before the court of Academic Scientific Justice.
We analyze international broadband evolution in this blog, in Research Group about Digital Journalism and Marketing and Broadband and in Research Group on Innovative Monetization Systems of Digital Journalism, Marketing and Tourism (SIMPED), from CECABLE,  Escola Universitària Mediterrani of UdGUPF and Blanquerna-URL, in Twitter (@CECABLEresearch), Google+, in the group of LinkedIn, in the page of LinkedIn, in the group of Facebook, in Instagram (CECABLE), in Pinterest and in this blog. We will go in deep in the XXIII Cable and Broadband Catalonia Congress (10-11 April). Go ahead! 


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73 comentarios:

  1. A very nice article with acute metaphors. Congrats, Dr. Fondevila!

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  2. A good post! It shows the need of broadband for us. Congrats!

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  3. We need the broadband for a lot of things related to the enterprises but we have to improve more. Such an interesting article!

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  4. A very interesting post. We need broadband for all!!

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  5. Thank you for this interesting article. I think we really need broadbands.

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  6. A really interesting article, it shows how necessary broadband is in our day to day.

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  7. nice post dude, im my opinion it too interesting n I think that we need broadband.

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  8. I found this article really interesting and agree that broadbands are really useful and necessary nowadays.

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  9. Broadbands have a very important evolution in spain and all arround the world. Now in Spain is right that most of people have access to a high speed broadband but that is the differences between regions too. This article is really interesting because talks about the present of our lifes.

    Haohao Lin

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  10. This is such an interesting article! After reading the article now I can see how much we need the broadband and the importance of it!! Thank you for the article!

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  11. A very interesting article and i agree that the broadband is very important nowadays !

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  12. A really interesting article, in this moment broadbands have a very important evolution. This article is really interesting because talks about all the actuality of our country and all the whole world.
    Thanks! dr J.F

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  13. I really like this article, because I have never thought that the broadband was so important. Keep doing!!

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  14. I found this article really interesting and I totally agree with that broadbands are really necessary nowadays.
    Thank you.

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  15. Congratulations Dr. Fondevila as usuall for this outstanding post.

    The concept you are exposing is very fascinating, very few of us really thinked of it before, but this is completly normal, we give for granted a lot of technological things but we don't think the enginering that hides behind.

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  16. Really interesting article Joan. I think that's really interesting and fascinating. Congratulations!!

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  17. Good post!! I've seen that we need broadband for a lot of things!

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  18. In my opinion this is a very interesting and complex article about the broadbands.

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  19. I'm agree with this post, the amount of fiber optics connections is evolutionating constantly and we have to adapt and get benefit. So, the article explains it perfectly. :)

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  20. This article is so interesting! I had to check some words in the dictionary... But I think that it contains a good information about the broadbands and it keeps the attention of the reader.

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  21. I liked the article a lot, as it says in the article I think that we still have a lot to develop broadband around the world and I think we should investigate more. Broadband should have it all over the world because it is very effective.

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  22. A very interesting article. Now I can see how important broadband is.
    Thank you!

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  23. Pep Rafart, Oscar Lecarnaque, Erick Holging.
    Article molt interesant, realment necessitem els broadband per coses que ni ho pensavem.

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  24. This article is very interesting because it shows us how importan broadband is.

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  25. Fantastic article, Joan. It shows the necessity of broadband nowadays.
    Thank you for sharing it!

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  26. Increíble article Joan, realment hem aprés la gran utlitat que se li pot donar als broadband.

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  27. very interesting article! you are alright, the broadband is absolutly necessary for basic and we should take more time paying attention in that!

    great article, thank you!

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  28. Congratulations!
    I really found this ariticle very interesting because talks about our present. The technology is the present. And in this moment broadbands have a very important evolution.
    Thanks for your article!

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  29. It's an amazing article, Joan!!! Thank you for give this interesting information about broadband. See you in next class.

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  30. It is an interesting post!! And is so true that we need broadbands a lot!

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  31. A good post! It shows the need of broadband for us and are really necessary nowadays.
    Congrats!

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  32. Nowadays broadbands have a very important evolution for network, so I found really interesting this article because talks about our present.
    Congrats!

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  33. it is an interesting post,since TIC today are very important to guarantee the success of any company, and for this it is necessary to have a broadband in these TIC, to transport the maximum possible information

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  34. A good post! Nowadays we need broadband for everything. Congrats, Fondevila!

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