This section sets out 15 examples of cross-sector infrastructure sharing projects throughout the globe.
- Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC): LEC adopted a business model of leasing dark fiber installed in its transmission grid and hosting third-party fiber optic cable installed on utility poles used in its distribution system.
- RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.: This case study focuses on the history of and context for the establishment by Indian Railways of RailTel as a separate entity for the commercialization of telecommunications assets deployed along rights of way of Indian Railways and highlights RailTel’s commercial success with cross-sector infrastructure sharing in India.
- CEC Liquid Telecom: This case study focuses on CEC’s experience as an electricity transmission and distribution company entering into a telecommunications business, Liquid Telecom’s entry into the Zambian telecommunications market, and the ensuing joint venture between the two companies to commercialize the telecommunications assets of CEC.
- Baltic Optical Network (BON): This case study examines the structure and formation of the BON, and provides detail on the Estonian portion of the BON, operated by Televõrgu Limited.
- Kennedy Interchange: This project is unusual in that two electrical utilities and several telecommunications utilities jointly constructed a duct bank in a road construction project and shared in the cost this construction.
- Bombay Gas: This case study examines Bombay Gas’ telecommunications, which utilizes piped gas infrastructure buried under Mumbai, India to lay fiber. The existing non-telecommunications passive infrastructure had not been used for its original purpose in decades.
- Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM): This case study examines the decision of ESCOM to establish and operate a commercial telecommunication business. It highlights ESCOM’s decision to enter into a partnership with a Globe Internet, a Malawi ISP.
- Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif): This case study examines the dark fiber business of Adif and its recent agreement with Red Eléctrica de España (REE) to manage its network.
- Tokyo Metropolitan: This case study examines the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s communications business. It focuses on the history and the context for the establishment by its Bureau of Sewerage of an optical fiber network throughout Tokyo, Japan and commercialization of excess capacity and excess space in existing fluid conduits.
- Ghana’s Electricity Transmission Line Fiber: This case study examines the Government of Ghana’s interventions in the market for OPGW installed by the Volta River Authority (VRA) on its electric transmission lines.
- Tunisian Railways: This case study examines the decision of the Tunisian Railways (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens, SNCFT) to expand its traditional activity of managing the Tunisian railways network and become an alternative supplier of fiber optic infrastructure.
- SOGEM (Mali, Mauritania, Senegal): This case study examines the decision of Société de Gestion de l’Energie de Manantali (Society for the Management of the Energy of Manatali) (SOGEM) to commercialize unused capacity on OPGW installed on its electricity transmission network.
- Information Broadband Infrastructure System (SIIS): This case study examines the development in Poland of the SIIS, an electronic GIS mapping system that gathers and presents information on infrastructure deployment in the country.
- KOSTT: This case study examines the steps currently being taken by KOSTT j.s.c, Kosovo’s state-owned electricity transmission, system and market operator, to commercialize excess capacity on its OPGW network.
- Portugal’s Rapid Increase in Fiber Access: This case study examines the contributing factors that led to the rapid increase in access to fiber optic networks in Portugal beginning in 2009.
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