Like many developing countries, Serbia too, has a long way of catching up with the developed economies when it comes to investment in internet infrastructure, development of national backbone networks, building of additional Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), establishing better competition framework for last mile operators, all of which would result in a faster Internet uptake and bigger broadband penetration. These activities will also have a positive effect in development of Internet economy, e-commerce services and job creation. Can Serbia, a developing country, leapfrog into the 21st century and achieve universal access broadband deployment by 2025 and how?
Serbia clearly lags behind other countries in Europe when it comes to broadband uptake and penetration.
What can be done improve the realization of the Digital Agenda and for its successful realization?
The authors of the paper “Digital Agenda, Europe and Serbia” from 2010 were on the right way to define some approaches, but nothing has been done.
We recommend that you read the 2010 paper which can be downloaded from here:
The paper asks the right questions makes some good recommendations such as:
1. Start with an aggressive realization of the Strategic action plan for broadband deployment
2. Plan the Universal Service according to broadband penetration
3. Clarify the model of national backbone networks from Strategy for electronic communications document
4. Define state intervention in realization of strategic goals
5. Initiate projects and propose analytical models in order to monitor their efficiency, accessibility and sustainability
6. Have pilot projects to verify positive impact of public-private partnerships