An analysis conducted by the World Bank revealed that TSOs in the Western Balkans are facing declining returns as electricity consumption flattens, making infrastructure sharing an attractive way to diversify revenue. If the region’s TSOs (transmission systems operator) were to use their fibre assets to increase the network supply, it would potentially transform the wholesale broadband market in the Western Balkans.
The Balkans Digital Highway initiative aims to improve access to high-speed broadband services nationally and regionally, in and between participating countries, through setting up a regional wholesale broadband network over OPGW infrastructure of the participating TSOs. Thanks to the outcomes of the Project, the TSOs will be able, in collaboration with each other, to offer seamless wholesale broadband services cross-border and across participating countries.
|National Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 320,000|
|National Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 1,650,000|
|National Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 850,000|
|World Bank||External Grant||€ 411,000|
|EBRD||External Loan||€ 2,950,000|
|World Bank||External Grant||€ 136,000|
|World Bank||External Grant||€ 272,400|
|National Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 2,050,000|
|Anticipated WBIF INV grant||External Grant||€ 2,963,100|
|Anticipated WBIF TA Grant||External Grant||€ 675,000|
|Total Grants||€ 962,000|
|Total Loans||€ 3,397,500|