Last Mile Design

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Sun Feb 10 13:27:11 UTC 2019

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, Tony Wicks wrote:

> Certainly the devil is in the details, in New Zealand the access layer 
> (GPON plus local transport) is largely regulated. Then Retail service 
> providers buy the access component wholesale and add layer3, national 
> backhaul etc. Retail for unlimited 1G/500M internet is about 
> $75USD/month, for 100/50 you are looking at about 50USD/month. Key to 
> this was the breakup of the incumbent into an access plus retail 
> provider. This was done by allowing power (lines) companies in a few 
> regions to win the access component contract.

The general going rate for a 250/100 in Sweden is around 35EUR for the 
kind of service where you can then choose any ISP. Typically the 
first-mile provider takes the bulk of this money.

In the cases where the proprty is on STOKAB fiber footprint (or 
equivalent) and you have a reasonably large MDU the landlord can contract 
an ISP to deliver ETTH to all apartments (typically CAT6 from switch in 
basement) where the going rate per apartment is around 5-15EUR a month for 
something like 100/100, 1G/100M or 1G/1G.

All of this with *PON nowhere to be seen. It's all AE over fiber or 

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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