Utility players are investing massively in full-fibre infrastructure. Why? What are the incentives to enter these specific markets and to diversify their activities ?

This report analyses five specific case studies of energy companies fully involved in FTTH markets in their home country.
These five cases serve to understand the diversification of their core business and provide insights to other power utilities considering if, and how, to diversify their business model.

The report offers a detailed perspective of player strategies in five countries.

  • Denmark: Waoo
  • Iceland: Ljósleiðarinn (Reykjavik Fibre Network)
  • Ireland: SIRO
  • Italy: Open Fiber
  • United States: EPB

The analysis explores how each player is responding strategically to the changing landscape.

Based on this detailed one-by-one study, a synthesis of best practices is then made, extracting the key messages of the main business models implemented.

Table des matières

1. Executive Summary

2. Power utilities: general overview

3. How to monetise power utilities infrastructure? – A palette of five representative players
3.1. USA
3.1.1. Country Overview
3.1.2. Case study: EPB
3.2. Iceland
3.2.1. Country Overview
3.2.2. Case study: Reykjavik Fiber Network (RFN)
3.3. Denmark
3.3.1. Country Overview
3.3.2. Case study: Waoo
3.4. Italy
3.4.1. Country Overview
3.4.2. Case study: Enel / Open Fiber
3.5. Ireland
3.5.1. Country Overview
3.5.2. Case study: SIRO

4. Comparative analysis
4.1. Power utilities that implement FTTH solutions are part of an ecosystem
4.2. Now is a good time for power utilities to diversify their core business and implement FTTH solutions
4.3. The strategies of the main utility player engaged in fiber business

Table des figures

Table des figures

2. Power utilities: general overview
Figure 1: Map of current main FTTH initiatives taken by utility companies
Figure 2: Main FTTH activity by power utilities in the world

3. How to monetise power utilities infrastructure?
3.1. USA
Figure 3: Current state of FTTx subscriptions in USA, September 2019
Figure 4: FTTH/B coverage in USA, 2015-2018
Figure 5: Current state of FTTx subscriptions in Iceland, June 2019
Figure 6: FTTP coverage in Iceland, 2015-2018
Figure 7: Share of urban and rural households in Iceland, in 2018
Figure 8: Two wholesale players providing fibre infrastructure to multiple ISPs
Figure 9 : Reykjavik Fibre Network (RFN) connected homes (2009-2019)
Figure 10: Reykjavik Fibre Network (RFN) revenue, 2018 and 2019
Figure 11: From independant ducting infrastructures (until 2017) to collaborative projects with Mila
Figure 12: Current state of FTTx subscriptions in Denmark, June 2019
Figure 13: FTTH/B coverage in Denmark, 2015-2018
Figure 14: Share of urban and rural households in Denmark, in 2018
Figure 15: Waoo FTTH/B homes passed
3.4. ITALY
Figure 16: Current state of FTTx subscriptions in Italy, June 2019
Figure 17: FTTH/B coverage in Italy, 2015-2018
Figure 18: Share of urban and rural households in Italy, in 2018
Figure 19: Open Fiber FTTH/B homes passed
Figure 20: Current state of FTTx subscription in Ireland, June 2019
Figure 21: FTTP coverage in Ireland, 2015-2018
Figure 22: Share of urban and rural households in Ireland, in 2018
Figure 23: SIRO residential retail partners, 2020
Figure 24: SIRO number of homes passed (June 2017 to December 2019)

Secteur géographique

Monde Europe
  • Danemark
  • Irlande
  • Islande
  • Italie
Amérique du Nord
  • États-Unis


  • AURA Fiber
  • Bredband Nord
  • CDP
  • Chorus
  • City of Reykjavik
  • Comcast
  • Connect America Fund
  • Department of Energy
  • Eir
  • EneCom
  • Enel
  • Energi Fyn
  • Eniig
  • EPB
  • ESB
  • Fastweb
  • Hringðu
  • Hringiðan
  • ICE Group
  • Ljósleiðarinn (see RFN)
  • Míla
  • Nova
  • Open Fiber
  • Reykjavik Energy
  • Reykjavik Fibre Network (RFN)
  • Sercomtel
  • Síminn
  • SIRO
  • Sydfyns Elforsyning
  • TIM
  • TransCo
  • Vodafone
  • Waoo

Autres détails

  • Référence : M20540MRA
  • Livraison : on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Langues disponibles : Anglais
  • Tags : energy company, fibre, FTTH, power utilities, utility player

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