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POZNAN June 23th, 2006 MARCO CALZOLARI. Emilia-Romagna region. - 341 Municipalities grouped in 9 provincial areas - 4.000.000 inhabitants - Total area of 22.120 SqKm.

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  1. POZNAN June 23th, 2006 MARCO CALZOLARI

  2. Emilia-Romagna region - 341 Municipalities grouped in 9 provincial areas - 4.000.000 inhabitants - Total area of 22.120 SqKm

  3. The lack of widespread availability of broadband connections will eventually hinder the potential of economic growth within the region The statement of the problem

  4. The brand LEPIDA The Roman Consul Marcus Aemilius Lepidus ... • A new road. • The connection between past and present. … …

  5. Lepida:main focus • Lepida is a broadband infrastructure, for its most part • exploiting fibre optics technology to interconnect over 400 Public • Administrations throughout the Region and 43,000 public employees. • Lepida is owned by Emilia-Romagna Region and local Public Administrations. • Lepida is the “highway” through which to distribute eGovernment • applications to businesses and citizens. • The investment for Lepida is shared by Public Administration and private • companies, which make use of part of the infrastructure to provide • broadband connectivity services to the private market. • The public investment has two main targets: • - to interconnection all public administration; • - to bring broadband investment to areas where it would not have been • considered profitable by the incumbent, based on a pure market-driven • perspective, contrasting geographical digital divide.

  6. Lepida will help: support the widespread diffusion of innovative eGovernment services gather all public administration in a single purchasing group reduce the geographical digital divide factor make the region as a whole more competitive by improving and easing access to broadband services for businesses and citizens as well, also through local operators The vision

  7. A framework agreement between the different tiers of public administration: region, province, and city to claim the dominant role of broadband communications services in our society to share a vision of a shared network The institutional architecture

  8. Local authorities own: Lepida infrastructure and deliver: eGovernment applications SLA monitoring The financing architecture • Utility companies own: • network equipment • a parallel infrastructure • and deliver: • network services and applications

  9. Lepida’s technologies THE OPTICAL FIBRE 240 Municipalities 93,3% of the population • OPTICAL FIBRE • on-net connectivity: • 1 Gbit/sec in bigger Municipalities • 100 Mbit/sec elsewhere • Internet: from 0,5 to 6 Mbit/sec

  10. Lepida’s technologies THE SATELLITE 55 Municipalities 3,1% of the population • SATELLITE • on-net connectivity: • 4 Mbit/sec (shared bandwidth) • Internet: 3,2 Mbit/sec (shared bandwidth)

  11. Lepida’s technologies THE HDSL 46 Municipalities 3,6% of the population • HDSL • on-net connectivity: • 2 Mbit/sec • Internet: 0,5 Mbit/sec

  12. Lepida at the end of 2006

  13. Facts and figures • 341 cities • 9 provinces • 5 universities • 17 health agencies • fibre 93,3% pop. • 2,106 km network 80,215 km fibre … and growing HDSL and 2-way sat links

  14. LEPIDA optical fibers 2,100 Km(total network) 80,000 Kmof optical fibers owned by Emilia-Romagna Region 150.000 Kmof optical fibers owned by the local utilities companies to use for broadband services to citizens and business IMPLEMENTATION COST 110,000,000 Eurosthe overall investment for the whole network 40,000,000 Eurosthe cost for Emilia-Romagna Region NETWORK MANAGEMENT COST 8,000,000 Eurosper year for infrastructure maintenance and delivery of network services, paid by E-R Region to local utilities companies

  15. The network will be realised through 3 steps THE GEOGRAPHIC NETWORK (2003-2006) The backbones are built. One point of presence for each Municipality 1 LEPIDA DEDICATED TO THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS MAN (2005- 2007) In the urban areas, all the buildings of Public Administrations are connected 2 LEPIDA TO CITIZENS (2006-2009) Fighting the digital divide by using Lepida’s backbones to interconnect the TLC operators. Broadband services to the business and the citizens by using the optical fibres of the private companies. LEPIDA DEDICATED TO THE BUSINESS AND CITIZENS 3

  16. May 2006 354 Public Administrations connected

  17. Step 2: MAN THE SECOND STEP OF THE INITIATIVE STARTED AT THE END OF 2005 • At the end of the first step, Lepida has created one point of presence in each Municipality. The second step has the goal to increase the number of Public Administrations connected to Lepida in each urban area. • The Municipality, the Province, the Region, the Hospitals, the Health offices, … predispose an unique project, avoiding duplications and redundancies. • Specific institutional agreements will be signed, one for each urban area. The Region will have the role to co-ordinate the projects and to find the suitable partners (the same of the first phase, or not). • Already done 30 MAN projects

  18. A MAN example BOLOGNA urban area • 203 offices connected • 140 Km of optical fibres network • 2.800.000 Euros the total cost

  19. LEPIDA’s MAN: estimated figures 240 the estimated number of Municipalities where urban area networks will be realised 30,000,000 Eurosthe estimated total cost IMPLEMENTATION COST Each Public Administration will pay for its own urban area (sub)network, and will become the owner of the optical fibres which constitute its (sub)network. NETWORK MANAGEMENT COST Each Public Administration will pay for its own network services and infrastructure maintenance. Mainly dark fibers technologies will be chosen in bigger urban areas.

  20. LEPIDA for the University University of Ferrara University of Bologna Connection through Lepida between the main offices in Ferrara and peripheral locations in Ferrara province The oldest University in Europe delivers its administration, eLearning, and research services through Lepida, between the main offices in Bologna and peripheral locations in Romagna

  21. LEPIDA for research Istituto di radioastronomiathrough Lepida, connection withthe national research network (GARR) and the international research networks Istituto di scienze dell’atmosfera e del climaA satellite link for Lepida installed on the top of Mt. Cimone (2,165 m) to perform observation on climate and the physics of atmosphere.

  22. LEPIDA for health Tele-radiology and tele-cardiology. Video-communications systems for “second opinion” services. Tele-consultation in the operating theatre.

  23. Integrated services Voice over IPon-net phone callsamong Public Administrations Video monitoring and overseeing Cultural events (Porretta Soul Festival) Videocommunication

  24. Statistics tell us thatinEmilia-Romagna population still not reached by HDSL equalled to 280.000 inhabitants and 22.000 enterprises (October 2005); BUT population not covered by ADSL equals ca. 600.000 inhabitants and 50.000 enterprises; this means 15% population living in : 109 Municipalities (out of 341) which are completely not covered by ADSL services, mostly situated in mountain areas (90 municipalities are in Objective 2 areas): they count 400.000 inhabitants; residents in partially covered areas have to be added on. Digital Divide in Emilia-Romagna: THE PROBLEM

  25. THE AIMin Regione Emilia-Romagna To promote a set of initiatives to fill the infrastructural gap so that: in the short-medium term (2-3 years) all municipal areas are covered by ADSL, at least for those citizens using the local exchange operative for the core of the municipality; furthermore we shall promote technological integration. In the long term (5 years) have 98-99% of the territory covered

  26. Step 3 LEPIDA vs Digital Dividefibres owned by multi-utilities against the digital divide. Lepida represents an important step towards the reduction of digital divide: IMPORTANT: Lepida, is largely present in areas where the infrastructure of the national telecom operators is scarce. Lepida will be made available to telecom operators to diminish the digital divide and provide services to private customers too.

  27. Step 3 Lepida vs wireless tecnologies For this phase the various technical options available via radio technologies, wireless solutions such as WiFi 802.11b, WLL or pre-WiMax will be studied and feasibility will be analysed according to territorial specifications, costs, agreement on the part of the local authorities, the industrial actors and the telecom operators to support part of the investment .

  28. www.regionedigitale.net

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