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1 ITCOM Increasing Role of Public Private Partnerships in the ICT Ecosystem 25 Years of Telecom/ICT Sector Reform in Europe, and Beyond… Setting the context Knud Erik Skouby P rofessor, director CMI Aalborg University CPH November 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

2  No firm definition: Public/ private economic arrangements  A market conform correction – to the market failure/ public good situation – with two aspects Provide funding Introduce competition on the area  Traditionally a supply-side oriented discussion Focus on infrastrucure Concept influenced by ideological/ political positions PPP – the concept Dec. 10,

3  Part of the liberalization process  Traditionally : attract private capital into ‘public sphere infrastructure’ Funding & competition  Currently: How to channel public funds into the market oriented telecom/ broadband area Promoted by ‘too slow/ inadequate’ broadband development esp. with regard to fiber  Obvious rationale for non-technology neutral intervention? is there a ‘regulatory’ crowding out problem? A demand side issue? PPP in telecoms Dec. 10,

4  Difficult to align the arguments for increased public involvement in telecom ‘supply’ with the the traditional PPP discussions Technology Crowding out  Clear demand side arguments for increased involment in the broader ICT- sector? Public sector service Teaching Health …. Demand side considerations Dec. 10,

5  Two overall arguments 1) The telecom infrastructure will generally develop along a market driven path 2) There is a public interest in sustaining/ enhancing the demand for e-services based on ressource, quality and ‘tax-squeeze’ consideration – this will promote development of the telecom infrastructure A Case: The Danish High Speed Committee Dec. 10,

6  There is a need to develop models for demand side based PPP New models for PPP Dec. 10,


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