doctoral thesis
Techno-economic Model for Rural Broadband Access Implementation

Višnja Križanović Čik (2014)
Metadata
TitleTehno-ekonomski model za uvođenje širokopojasnog pristupa Internetu u ruralnim područjima
AuthorVišnja Križanović Čik
Mentor(s)Drago Žagar
Abstract
Unatoč brojnim koristima koje proizlaze iz primjene širokopojasnih pristupnih tehnologija i usluga, danas postoji mnoštvo ruralnih područja u Svijetu u kojima širokopojasni pristup Internetu nije dostupan. Ova se disertacija bavi problematikom vezanom uz uvođenje širokopojasnog pristupa Internetu u ruralnim područjima. U disertaciji je provedena analiza stanja te su utvrđene razlike u stopama usvajanja i primjeni širokopojasnih tehnologija i usluga u odabranim ruralnim i urbanim područjima. Nadalje, prikazana je metodologija za rješavanje problematike nedovoljne dostupnosti širokopojasnog pristupa Internetu u ruralnim područjima, odnosno problematike tzv. digitalnog jaza - određivanje najrelevantnijih čimbenika za uvođenje širokopojasnog pristupa Internetu uz primjenu regresijske analize i uključivanje tih čimbenika u postupak tehno-ekonomskog modeliranja. Isto tako, u radu su razmotreni i načini na koje se tehno-ekonomske metode modeliranja mogu koristiti pri povezivanju analiziranih tehnoekonomski orijentiranih zahtjeva korisnika (za kvalitetom usluga, količinom prometa, pristupnom brzinom, cijenom usluga) te zahtjeva operatora za isplativim tehničkim rješenjima za ruralna područja. Zato je definiran novi okvir za analizu i modeliranje eksplicitno definiranih zahtjeva. Predloženi okvir služi kao nadogradnja tehno-ekonomskih modela i omogućuje detaljniju analizu specifičnosti različitih ruralnih područja temeljenu na dostupnim podacima. Na posljetku, prikazana je korisnost predloženog modela pri izboru najboljih strategija za operatore u konkurentskom okruženju.
Keywordsbroadband Internet access broadband implementation rural broadband access techno-economic model
Parallel title (English)Techno-economic Model for Rural Broadband Access Implementation
Committee MembersSnježana Rimac-Drlje (committee chairperson)
Ignac Lovrek (committee member)
Dominika Crnjac Milić (committee member)
Krešimir Grgić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Fakultet elektrotehnike, računarstva i informacijskih tehnologija Osijek
Lower level organizational unitsZavod za komunikacije
Katedra za radiokomunikacije i telekomunikacije
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineTECHNICAL SCIENCES
Electrical Engineering
Telecommunications and Informatics
UDK621.3
APPLIED SCIENCES. MEDICINE. TECHNOLOGY
Electrical engineering
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelpostgraduate
Study programmePostgraduate doctoral study programme; branch Power Engineering and Communications, branch Informatics
Study specializationbranch Informatics
Academic title abbreviationdr.sc.
Genredoctoral thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2014-04-15
Promoted date2015-03-28
Parallel abstract (English)
Despite the numerous benefits arising from the application of broadband access technologies and services, in the majority of rural areas in the world broadband Internet access is not yet available. Therefore, the thesis deals with the issues related to the introduction of broadband Internet access in rural areas. In the thesis, the differences in the adoption rates of broadband technology and services in rural and urban areas for several studied cases are examined. The given results indicated a lower level of broadband adoption in rural compared to urban areas, i.e. the presence of the digital divide. Therefore, the selected methodology for addressing the digital divide problem is introduced – the determination of the most relevant factors for broadband adoption using regression analysis, and the inclusion of these factors in the techno-economic modeling process. Furthermore, the techno-economic modeling methods used for connecting analyzed techno-economically oriented user requirements (for the quality of broadband services, the broadband traffic amount, the broadband access speed, and the broadband service price) with the operators’ requirements on the cost effective business models in rural areas are considered. Therefore, a new framework for analyzing and modeling the explicitly defined users and operators’ requirements is proposed. The proposed framework serves as an upgrade for the existing techno-economic models and allows a detailed analysis of the specificities of different rural areas, based on the available data. Finally, the efficiency of the proposed model application in choosing the best business strategies for operators in a competitive environment is shown.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)širokopojasni pristup Internetu uvođenje širokopojasnog pristupa širokopojasni pristup u ruralnim područjima tehno-ekonomski model
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Versionaccepted version
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Noteaccepted version
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:200:265321
CommitterAnka Ovničević