Review Step 2c: Characteristics & Trade-offs

Policy & Regulatory Regimes

Table 27 presents the core components of estimating financial viability include estimating demand, which involves determining the local per capita income (or ARPU), population level and business environment; knowing the cost of the appropriate access network design and technologies, which involves assessing the geographic coverage area, customer population density, electrical grid availability, regulatory and policy considerations (particularly for ISP licensing and spectrum use) and financing options (including cost of capital); and backhaul limitations, involving the distance to the PoP, capacity available and the cost of bandwidth

Table 26. Comparing interventions by access gap category against applicability