Workshop on Regulatory Policies on Universal Access to Broadband Services Independent Consultant

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Workshop on Regulatory Policies on
Universal Access to Broadband Services
Edwin San Roman
Independent Consultant
Indotel
Geneva
September 8th, 2008
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Broadband changing lives (video).
From public phones to broadband
Some statistics about Dominican Republic.
Model 1: Public- Private Partnership.
Model 2: Private.
Model 3: Private-Private Partnership.
Model 4: Using Universal Service Funds.
What a Grand Mother says when telecom
arrives (video).
Our project is
for them…
to have a better
future and be
able to join the
information and
communications
society.
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From public phones
to broadband
Year
Number of fixed lines
Number of mobile lines
Fixed and mobile lines
Internet users
Internet subscribers
Internet penetration
Fixed teledensity
Mobile teledensity
Fixed and mobile teledensity
Population (thousands)
GDP (millions of US$)
GDP per cápita
Area (km2)
2000
2004
May 2008 1/
894,164
705,431
1,599,595
211,044
52,761
2.4%
10.2%
8.1%
18.3%
8,263
23,673
2,865
936,155
2,534,063
3,470,218
839,904
106,296
9.0%
10.0%
27.2%
37.2%
8,873
21,817
2,459
48,730
920,009
5,780,028
6,700,037
2,028,314
296,529
21.6%
9.3%
58.4%
67.7%
9,361
41,246
4,406
Change
2000 / 2008
3%
719%
319%
861%
462%
800%
-9%
621%
270%
13%
74%
54%
1/ Population and GDP information correspond to 2007 data.
Source: INDOTEL, Dominican Republic Central Bank
By July 2007, in only in 62 of the
383 districts of the country the
citizens were able to contract
broadband and home phones.
Showed that there is demand in the
rural areas.
 Demonstrated that there is willingness
to pay.
 Demonstrated that it is possible to use
low cost NGN infrastructure to provide
services.
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We started bringing broadband in
Los Botados overcoming hills, even
with helicopters, climbing towers.
We had the support of the City
Mayor Ramon and the company
Centennial Dominicana .
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Young people assembled by
themselves computers for
the
Informatics
Training
Center - ITC (CCI).
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Now children, young
people
and
adults
receive training at the
ITC.
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Thanks
to
broadband,
hundreds of kids, young
people and adults have gained
expertise in computer usage
and have graduated from
training
courses.
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Creative and enthusiastic young
people
are
now
using
broadband Internet even using
“pots” placed on top of coconut
trees as antennas.
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Public- Private Partnership
◦ Indotel promoted the project.
◦ Los Botados City Council supported the project.
◦ Centennial Dominicana (now Viva) executed it.
With the support of Estrelatel, a
small
telecom
company,
broadband and
home phones
arrived to Hato Damas.
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Today in Hato Damas kids can
access
the
knowledge
and
information society at the Centre
of Education Daughters of Mary.
Sister Eugenia can also speak by
phone with her family in Canada.
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Private
◦ Indotel was the "facilitator".
Estrelatel implemented the project.
Nadia wants to have access to the Internet to
do homework and be able to connect with the
world.
Nilson needs the Internet to find
out weather conditions and plan
his fishing operations.
Ramoncito needs to have a phone at home
to communicate with his family in the
world.
Indotel promoted the project and was
supported by Estrelatel, a Dominican
telecom company that installed the
service.
Ciramar, a company located in
the area, as part of its Social
Responsibility
program
is
providing
funds
for
the
project.
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Private
Private
Partnerships
Responsibility programs)
(Social
◦ Indotel was the "facilitator“.
◦ Estrelatel run the project.
◦ Naval Shipyard (Ciramar) is funding the project .
Select a broadband provider and all other
services that can be provided over it, such
as residential phones.
The project will be implemented initially in
503 localities that, by the time the tender
documents were being developed, did not
have broadband or residential telephony
coverage.
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Residential telephony.
Broadband from 256/128 to 1.5 Mb/256
(similar conditions than those offered in big
cities such as Santo Domingo and Santiago).
Internet cafés and call centerss.
Web pages of all the municipalities and
districts.
Internet access centers and call centers
should be managed by small local
entrepreneurs.
Twelve months for the 503 localities.
The project includes an awareness and
training program to final users and to local
entrepreneurs for the usage of phones and
computers and for the management of
internet and call centers.
The successful tender will develop a portal at
least 100MB capacity for each of the localities
of the project.
Each site should include
relevant information of the community.
The value estimated by the INDOTEL for the
full implementation of the project was
US$ 4 649 737.87, including all applicable
taxes.
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Telecable del Nordeste
Cerronet.
Brightstar Dominicana.
Soluciones Estratégicas
Globales.
Tecno Easy CxA.
Codetel.
Wind Telecom.
Centennial Dominicana.
ETG
Telecomunicaciones.
Spielcom Cable TV.
Mundo 1 Telecom.
12. Skymax.
13. SLV Soluv.
14. Pacific Telecom
Dominicana.
15. Baratz y Asociados.
16. Estrela Telecom.
17. Bec-Tel.
18. TQ Telecommunications
Group
19. Compusoluciones
20. Rural Telecom
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Of 20 firms that were interested in the
project.
 5 firms (20%) completed the initial
requirements.
 2 companies (10%) prequalified.
 1 enterprise (5%) presented a technical –
economical proposal.
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Economic offer: Zero dollars.
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Deployment period: 345 days.
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The company awarded, after his market and field
studies decided to deploy a 3G (UMTS)
infrastructure throughout the country.
In the last 15 years, the company had deployed ,
534 base stations. Within this project it is
deploying 250 3G base stations and is
upgrading former stations to 3G.( 285 already)
By the end of October 2008, 103 localities
By the end of January 2009. 103 localities
By the end of April 2009,148 localities
By the end of Julio 2009,148 localities
will have broadband and home phone services.
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