City2020 consulting the Federal Government promoted the development of nationwide broadband band networking. But in many places infrastructure development fails in convincing financing concepts. The Westphalian telecommunications provider HeLi NET has provided a promising response to the development problems with its City2020 open-access fiber optic network. Now the HeLi NET wide band experts use their wealth of experience and support communities with the newly founded City2020 consulting in the realization of its own forward-looking and safe investment fibre-optic projects. On December 8, the fourth national IT Summit held under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of economics. Was at the Centre of the lectures and debates the search this year after amortization concepts to the nationwide expansion of broadband networks in Germany.
Fiber optic networking is one of the most important competitive advantages of today’s municipalities”says also Thomas Wald, Managing Director of HeLi NET. It supports a sustainable settlement policy in the catchment area and promotes the attractiveness in the local governments solid.” But a Germany-wide broadband expansion, as the Government wished for him after the economic viability of such projects inevitably also raises the question and requires a business model that is worthwhile for all partners involved. A promising way for the solution of this problem was the operating in the open access mode, the HeLi NET was already successfully addressed its MSPA model according to Thomas Wald. MSPA (short for multiple service providers access) stands for the opening of the network to other service providers and opts for a deliberate separation of the three business areas of infrastructure, network operations and services level. MSPA offering an economically promising way for municipalities, municipal companies and regional telecommunications providers to break even to realize broadband projects. In this business model, infrastructure holders of long-term leases, the active operators of the service provider network charges, and this in turn benefit from the possibility of modern FTTH infrastructures without Investment risk to be able to use. After the fibre-optic projects of the HeLi NET 2008 at regional level have been implemented successfully, the City2020 experts now advise municipalities and municipal enterprises in the planning and implementation of nationwide fiber optic networks.
“Thomas Wald: our experiences with City2020, we know what municipalities and municipal enterprises need to consider when establishing a fibre-optic network.” The offer of City2020 Consulting comprises essentially five different modules, ranging from cost-benefit analyses on development planning and profitability calculation, to marketing and sales strategies. The requests of other municipalities and districts moving the HeLi NET to the founding of the consulting unit. Managing Director Thomas Wald: The topic is especially for small and medium-sized communities atop the agenda. With our practical proven know-how we can help to make the right decisions.”