Fernando Callorda

The role of Video on Demand in stimulating broadband adoption

In this paper we study the role of Video on Demand services (VOD) as drivers of broadband adoption. We developed a worldwide database of VOD services launch by country since 2012 (including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+, Paramount+, and HBO Max) and explored their contribution as contributors to broadband adoption during the period. Our results confirm that VOD services have been a key contributor to the increase of broadband connectivity, also helping to narrow down the digital divide especially in developing nations.

Assessing the Economic Potential of 10G Networks

The roll-out of 10G will allow the emergence of more secure, lower latency broadband connections with dramatically faster speeds that eventually will be capable of delivering near symmetrical download and upload speeds of up to 10 Gbps. In addition, 10G networks will be the backbone of continued technological innovation, enabling a range of applications and use cases, as well as improving existing solutions in industries such as agriculture and telemedicine, bringing significant economic benefits.