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OCEAN team is a collection of world-class competence in all the areas needed to successfully carry out the study: excellent technical expertise on broadband solutions, both terrestrial and satellite-based; renowned competence on cost-benefit analysis of broadband networks and undoubted competence in the assessment of broadband performance. Moreover, Acreo’s experience in leading large European research projects with participation from industry and academia is ensuring the study to be performed according to high-standard scientific methods.
On top of that competence, the team is well-proven, with excellent collaboration during the SABER project (Acreo, Airbus and Skylogic). And secondly, the extensive network of contacts within SABER, ONE and other relevant projects and networks of excellence (e.g. CIP-ENGAGE and INTERREG-Micropol) provides the contact points with public administrations and ICT observatories to collect the necessary uptake data and correlate those with institutional support initiatives.
The study logic is articulated around 3 phases:
OCEAN has ended successfully. Through OCEAN we concluded that satellite has a true role to play for rural/remote areas. In particular, we observe that:
Three tools in the form of standalone Excel workbooks based on the models and calculations for costing broadband networks and broadband service take-up projections were developed in OCEAN. Key parameter sensitivity demos are also available in the developed tool for costing terrestrial networks architectures, e.g., cost sensitivity of the degree of duct sharing to the overall network deployment cost.