· 2 reports from BSG Broadband Stakeholder Group | Keywords: broadband, networks, access, public sector, intervention
BBSG Conference: ‘Beyond Pipe Dreams? Prospects for Next Generation Broadband in the UK’
The conference brought together over 250 delegates from a variety of stakeholders, including representatives from ISPs, content providers, rights holders, consultants, analysts, investors, the regulator, public sector bodies, and the voluntary sector. The conference produced many lively debates, with presentations from a number of excellent speakers.
If you missed the conference, the presentations are now available on the BSG website at www.broadbanduk.org/beyondpipedreams
· BSG Report: ‘A Framework for Evaluating the Value of Next Generation Broadband’
Launched at the conference, this report develops a framework for examining the incremental costs and benefits associated with NGA against a counterfactual scenario of further development of the copper network, and gives an indication of the scale of these values.
For more information and to download the report please see www.broadbanduk.org/value
· BSG Report: ‘Models for efficient and effective public sector interventions in next generation broadband access networks’
Also launched at the conference, this report examines the range of objectives and approaches of interventions to date, and identifies a number of critical success factors that should ensure an efficient and effective intervention. It also makes several recommendations relating to public sector projects in the UK.
For more information and to download the report please see www.broadbanduk.org/psi