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Policy framework for developing the optical fiber network infrastructure in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Samarasinghe, K
dc.contributor.author Fernando, KM
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-12T01:06:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-12T01:06:23Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13779
dc.description.abstract This research focuses on a requirement of a policy framework for Optical Fiber Network Installation in Sri Lanka. Today multiple Fiber laying projects are under way in Sri Lanka as a result ofthe rapid expansion of core networks and access networks of the country. In the Telecommunication Act of Sri Lanka, there is neither adequate provision nor concrete policy directives for Fiber Network installations. This has caused all stakeholders to face numerous problems when developing the vital telecommunication infrastructure. This study is conducted for three main objectives basically, which are: (i) to propose the most appropriate framework to improve the process of planning fiber network laying and process of approving by the government bodies involved, (ii) to develop policy directives to promote optical fiber network sharing in Sri Lanka and (iii) to develop policies to encourage all the stake holders to build suitable optical fiber networks ensuring public safety and avoiding underground/ground infrastructure damages. In this dissertation, a qualitative research method known as content analysis is used to analyze the texts provided in response to the open-ended questions in two questionnaires to operators and regulator. A questionnaire and survey based research study was carried out in this exercise involving General Public, Operators, and Telecommunications Regulatory Commission including other Government Authorities. To keep the study benchmarked with international best practices, policies ofsome other countries are analyzed. Formal and informal information gathering from foreign optical fiber network installation contractors were also carried out. Based on the analysis it was found that a forum led by TRCSL is required to ensure participation of all stakeholders in the approval process and to provide pubic notifications and consultations with reasonable time lines. A mix of different levels of government regulated sharing mechanism is required. The industry standard practices are proposed to be used in network installations to keep impacts minimized. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Policy framework for developing the optical fiber network infrastructure in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2010-09
dc.identifier.accno 104411 en_US


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