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Title: Business Models in Rural Area Telecommunications
Authors: Fujii, Yoriko
Keywords: broadband service in rural area
business models in unprofitable area
public-private collaboration business model
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: JAIST Press
Abstract: This paper discusses prerequisites for the provison of rural broadband telecommunication services through public and private sector collaboration. In terms of public-private partnerships, two types of business models that provide rural broadband access services stand out: (1) those built with public funds and run by the public sector, and (2) those built with public funds and run by the private sector. The present paper comprises two case studies in which I will try to identify the criteria by which any given type of public-private partnership is in fact selected. My inquiry was guided by the following research questions: 1. How exactly are these cases affected by the scale of respective access line investments? 2. How exactly is the selection of a suitable public-private partnership affected by the inseparability of facilities and services? From the analysis of the present research we can conclude that the inseparability of facilities and services is strongly linked to the selection of business models incorporating public-private partnerships. The research outcome is useful not only when considering construction and management of broadband services in unprofitable rural areas but also with regard to the heated debate surrounding the use of the Internet for the retransmission of television broadcasts.
Description: The original publication is available at JAIST Press http://www.jaist.ac.jp/library/jaist-press/index.html
IFSR 2005 : Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International Federation for Systems Research : The New Roles of Systems Sciences For a Knowledge-based Society : Nov. 14-17, 2022, Kobe, Japan
Symposium 2, Session 2 : Creation of Agent-Based Social Systems Sciences Management Systems
Language: ENG
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/3812
ISBN: 4-903092-02-X
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