Investigation into broadband-based investments: What are the main drivers?
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The subject of broadband connectivity and broadband access is one of the most discussed and less researched areas within public bodies and researchers in the modern society. The current thesis provides an investigation that reveals the drivers that are historically being the main driving force behind investments made in broadband infrastructure in the Northern Sea Region. Historically, the investments in broadband are being mostly made by private sector telecommunication companies. Nevertheless, latest trends are showing that recently it is the governments that became concerned with investments in broadband infrastructure that, potentially, is beneficial to overall countries’ economies in terms of growth and further development, as well is to citizens of the countries. It has been found that there are different drivers behind public sector and private sector investments. The private companies are mainly concerned of returns on their broadband-based investments and the regulatory environment around it, whiles government are prioritizing to invest in broadband due to its ability to bring both mercantile and social benefits to an entire country.
Master's thesis in Firm management