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Action 47 in Sweden flag Sweden

Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Indicator Status Evidence
Have any measures to streamline planning or administrative procedures been introduced to improve broadband investment conditions? Yes The government has launched a Broadband Forum to work towards the objectives of the Broadband Strategy. It is a forum for dialogue and collaboration on access to and deployment of broadband. - The new Planning and Building Act provides both opportunities and obligations to manage electronic infrastructure in the physical plans and submit the building permit matters. Electronic communication has been incorporated as a public interest and the ability to determine land reserves for equipment for electronic communications clarified. -Thanks to cooperation between funding agencies Sweden has adopted a system for funding designed to be easy, fast and transparent.
Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds? Yes The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) conducts a broadband survey every year. PTS also plans to illustrate the broadband coverage in detailed maps during 2012.
Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants? Yes - A PTS report which examine business conditions for ducting and identify existing or potential business models with a focus on collocation. The report has been on public consultation during spring/summer 2012. - An internet service, “Ledningskollen” (line and pipe check), aimed to reduce the number of incidents of damage to lines and pipes and other infrastructure. Ledningskollen can also be used to identify collocation possibilities for ducting. I June 2012 the Government also gave PTS an assignment on how to facilitate the use of “Ledningskollen” for collocation. - A duct support. - PTS can co-finance the Rural Development Program and the duct support. - The state owned public utility Svenska Kraftnät (the utility responsible for transmitting electricity from the major power stations), has been given the assignment to provide access to its fibre networks. - Trafikverket (The Swedish Transport Administration) has been assigned to always consider broadband ducts when building new roads or rebuilding old ones.
Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators? Yes

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