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I'm responsible for the development of digital projects at Alentejo, portugal, I mainly work with Municipalities and Regional Authorities in the development of ICT projects focused on local and regional development. Some key areas that have been addressed by my team are: NGN (Local, Regional, EAN) where we have a regional fibre network in a EAN model with 640km connecting all major cities; Data Centre (regional data centre with shared services); VOIP (shared infra-structurure for 12 cities with 750 ip phones, with video and colaboration); Backups (shared infra-structurure for 1 organizations over the fibre network, centralized); Web portals; GIS apps.
As redes e serviços de banda larga são chave no desenvolvimento das zonas rurais na Europa, da economia e das comunidades. O projecto ENGAGE endereça a problemática da construção de redes a um custo eficiente, pela transferência de boas práticas para políticas e medidas eficazes. Agora mais do que nunca, precisamos partilhar conhecimento, ideias e inovações para assegurar acesso dos cidadãos e empresas aos serviços em igualdade.
Rural is falling behind, loosing strength and relevance in the discussion.
No one, from TELCO to analyst said there is a problem in big cities because they are profitable. If so why is there a need to discuss more or less regulation, why is there a need to impose, using regulation, some fibre sharing.
The focus must be open ducts to every operators, from incumbent to new telco ... Every single duct must be shared, in the telco sector and multi-sector.