Superfast Business - Preview Event CDS Slides 2013


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  • Delighted to be able to update you on the CDS programmeTalk through why this project is so significant to the economic future of Devon and SomersetStarting point for the local authority partners and the case we successfully made to BDUK for investment from GovernmentSignificant numbers of premises were not receiving the universal service commitment of 2 Mbps – the reality being they could not access the same information, services and opportunities as other businesses that were receiving higher speeds. Further more there were also questions in respect to the reliability of the speeds and services other premises hadThe average speeds across our area were 9 and 8Mbps respectively for Devon and Somerset, but as totals for the area and therefore including urban areas this masked significantly lower average speeds for our market and coastal towns and rural areasOur assessment of where commercially delivered broadband infrastructure would be taking place showed a disturbing number of businesses and homes that would have no certainty of improved connectivity. To give you a further judgement of the scale – this number of premises represents about 600,000 individuals – people. Figures are great, but the case for action is perhaps better illustrated geographically on the next slide
  • The grey and the black areas are where we identified commercially delivered solutions were taking place or were planned over the next three yearsThe white areas, by far the largest parts clearly showed where this investment would not be touchingThe white area is where we are going to be working with BT to deliver this programme and is sometimes referred to as the intervention area.
  • We successfully put the case to BDUK and secured a capital grant of £32m for the whole of the areaRecognising the importance of improved connectivity, the Councils are also investing significant capital resources, despite the budget pressure and reductions being faced by the public sectorWe have at the same time been able to lever in investment from BT, both capital and operational expenditure giving a total programme valued at £94 million, spread over the next four years.There is no revenue funding support from BDUK, and the local authorities are therefore adding to their capital investment with additional revenue funding, with a large element of this being focused on driving up levels of demand, with support from BTSo why are we collectively making this size and scale of investment?Put simply we know that improving our broadband infrastructure to deliver increased speeds and reliability is the greatest step change we can support for our combined economy to drive levels of growth and improve the quality of life and well being of our residents.In making the case for investment we surveyed the whole area and know that high levels of need across our business sector and our residents exist to enable businesses to survive, grow and expand, to attract new investment into the area and to support home working. We also know that improved connectivity will support our young people in more rural areas access education resources and generally support the day to day running of lives for many of our residents.
  • The objectives for the local authority partners and the ones shared with BT as part of our procurement process to respond to are quite simple - Driving growth, supporting our communities become better connected and supporting the delivery of public services. The impacts of the programme are therefore …..
  • As stated here….These are our ambitions and ones that BT will be helping us to deliver.
  • So where we have arrived is that this programme will provide 91% of our homes and businesses access superfast broadband, this is combining the commercial roll out and our programmeOur programme specifically will mean that no premise will have a broadband service that sits below 2MbpsI am now going to hand over to Laurent to explain the technology and approach to deployment – the what and the how of the programme, and how BT is working with us to realise our ambitions and targets
  • Hello, I’m Laurent Boon the BT Programme manager for this deployment. I live in Taunton and many of my BT colleagues live locally too. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with CDS to deliver what we believe will be a major benefit to the community in which we live.In support of the council’s objectives we are building a network…High capacity and scale = fibre and commitments on speed and coverageSustainable = BT’s commitment to broadbandFuture proof fibre = incorporation of new developments (reduction of interference and new ways of sending data down fibre)Open = BT’s regulatory commitment to open access
  • Implementation order of preference:FTTC – cost effective and more straightforward as it make good use of the existing access network while still achieving good speedsFTTC (network rearrangement) – a solution to exchange only lines which avoids the more challenging FTTPFTTP – more expensive and complex as new physical access is required. Can be several times the cost off FTTC. BT models to gain maximum benefit.For some areas a fibre solution is not viable and in a subset of those they will be getting less than 2Mbps. We will choose the best available infill technology at time of implementation.
  • Note:Extent of fibre in each solutionRequirement for power for FTTC
  • Visibility of the programme to the public:SurveyorsNetwork build worksA new green cabinet close to the site of any existing green cabinet
  • The approach:Building outward with fibre from the core of the network (a reason why local works will not be seen for some time)
  • These are some of the broader challenges…That will be faced by engineers
  • And these are the cabinet level challenges…1500 new structures, 1250 of which are cabinets Some of the issues we wouold need to tackle on a typuical cab deployment. These effectively are the planning regulations and will give you a sens of the challenge we faceEach one requires a 2nd to be installed within 50 – 100 m of existingNeeds powerCant be in a flood areaCant be positioned in restricted areasAccess to private land
  • These challenges drive the need for:Early and coordinated engagement with the Highways, Planning and Power people – looking to setup specific meetings with these groups Upfront detailed survey work and planning
  • Notes:11 phases each with sub-phases for survey and planning, head-end and spine deployment and local deployment (e.g. cabs going live). There is some overlap between phases so that activity runs in parallel.The survey and planning process has started for the first phase.The first phase 1 cabs are forecast to be ready for service by the end of 2013.I’ll now handover to Dave who is going to ask for your help in supporting this very positive and complex programme for Devon and Somerset.
  • Superfast Business - Preview Event CDS Slides 2013

    1. 1. Connecting Devon andSomerset
    2. 2. Connecting Devon andSomersetAgenda• Welcome and Opening Remarks• Programme Objectives• Approach & Technology• Deployment Phasing• How you can help• Q & A
    3. 3. Connecting Devon andSomersetOur Programme• 6% of all premises in Devon and Somerset receive less than2Mbps*• Current average speeds are 9Mbps in Devon and 8Mbps inSomerset – much less in rural areas*• If left to private sector alone, some 360,000 premises including26,000 businesses with a combined turnover of £9 billion have nocertainty of receiving improved or superfast broadband in the nextthree year period.The Case for Action:*based on Ofcom and CDS Demand Registration Survey data
    4. 4. Connecting Devon andSomersetOur Programme• 965,000 premisesin total*• 360,000 not incommercialdeploymentarea*• 6% of totalpremises below2Mbps**from CDS Call-Off ITT Part 2
    5. 5. Connecting Devon andSomersetOur ProgrammeInvestment:How much?Why Invest?• £21m - Local Authority (Devon, Somerset and B&NES)• £32m - Central Government• £41m - BT• Business/community engagement - funded by CDS with support from BT• Greatest step change to support economic growth• Lack of adequate broadband cited as greatest barrier to growth forbusinesses in Devon and Somerset - 81% of businesses require fasterbroadband*• 91% residents state they need improved connections** Based on responses to CDS’ Demand Registration Survey
    6. 6. Connecting Devon andSomersetOur ProgrammeProgramme Objectives:• To deliver superfast broadband for all by 2020• Drive economic growth across Devon & Somerset• Support our communities and businesses• Support the delivery of public sector services
    7. 7. Connecting Devon andSomersetOur ProgrammeProgramme Impacts:• Increased productivity – Estimated additional £750m in GVAby 2020• Expect at least 50% take up of standard and superfast servicesin intervention area, with an additional 25% in commercialareas• £2m cost saving to public purse as part of public sectortransformation
    8. 8. Connecting Devon andSomersetOur ProgrammeWhat are we delivering:• 91% of premises covered by Superfast broadband – thisprogramme and commercial rollout• 100% coverage of at least 2Mbps broadband for allpremisesBoth by end of December 2016
    9. 9. Connecting Devon andSomersetSupporting Objectives• A world class broadband infrastructure for Devon and Somersetwith the capacity, capability and scale to offer extensivecoverage and services• A sustainable and future proof fibre based broadband networkwhich is open to all service and communications providers• The deployment of fibre as far as possible. Increasing thedelivery of high-speed fibre broadband to around 91 per centof premises in Devon and Somerset by the end of 2016.• A minimum of 2Mbps will be available for 100% of premiseswithin the intervention area in Devon and Somerset.
    10. 10. Connecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyBT Approach• Fibre first, wherever possible to provide fibre broadbandinfrastructure for as many premises as possible• Typical provision order• Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)• FTTC using network rearrangement• Fibre to the Premise (FTTP)• Following fibre broadband deployment, implement alternativesolutions for the final few based on:• Having achieved the maximum fibre coverage possible,addressing those premises that are still sub 2Mbps• Meeting the Council’s minimum basic 2Mbps objective• Using the best available in-fill technologies
    11. 11. Connecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyBT Approach
    12. 12. Connecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyIt Looks Like This…
    13. 13. Connecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyDeploying the network• Implement the Head-end essential to connect Devon and Somersetto the national fibre infrastructure. In total 36 new Head-ends areplanned to be implemented across both counties.• Implement Fibre Spines which connect local areas to the nearestHead-end. There will be additional backhaul built with new strategicFibre Spines to link exchanges and local spines to every cabinet.• Fibre to the Cabinet connects premises using existing copper lines byinstalling a fibre cabinet on the Fibre Spine and connecting to theexisting cabinet – over 1500 additional structures in new locationsacross the area.• Fibre to the Premise fibre connects a premise directly to the spinenetwork, independent of the copper network.
    14. 14. Connecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyChallenges• Existence/condition of existing infrastructure, particularly ducts• Costs and timings vary according to the type and quantity ofinfrastructure required• Power requirements for cabinets - existing street cabinets don’trequire power, fibre street cabinets do and in rural areas this is morelikely to be overhead• Power requirements for Head-ends• Broadband performance reflects proximity to existing cabinets• Road closures more likely in rural areas as roads tend to be narrower• Securing wayleaves e.g. for FTTP in multi-dwelling units
    15. 15. 50mtrsExisting PCPLocationPlanning Rules:• PCP & DSLAM <50mtrs apart(exceptionally 100mtrs) – Broadbandperformance issue• Sited to allow cost effective access topower supply• Not in a flood plain area• Positioned outside restricted areas (e.g.areas of outstanding natural beauty)where possible• Access to footpaths, drives, fire exitsetc. not blocked by open doors• Avoid private land if possible• Avoid close proximity of road junctions,zebra crossings, road signs, etc.• Avoid household issues such as visibilityfrom main window, stepping stoneacross boundaries, etc.• Plinth not positioned over UG services,tree roots, etc.• 100mm clearance behind unit• Required spacing to other streetfurnitureConnecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyCabinet Positioning
    16. 16. Connecting Devon andSomersetApproach and TechnologyCoordinated Highways Planning• Co-ordinated engagement for Highways planning• Plan efficient Highways work, e.g. to avoid digging the sameroad up twice• Minimise traffic impact• Balance the requirements of the environment withdelivering the programmes objectives• Assess planning requirements e.g. 1500 proposed newstructure locations to identify and resolve potential issuesearly
    17. 17. Connecting Devon andSomersetDeployment Phasing• Contract signed 29 January 2013• Eleven implementation phases with implementationcompleting late 2016• 6 – 9 months average to survey, design and plan per phase.The survey and planning process has started.• 3 – 9 months average deployment per phase. First cabsforecast to be deployed and first services available tobusinesses & residents by year end 2013.NB. dates are subject to survey
    18. 18. Connecting Devon andSomersetHow You Can Help• Communications• Get Up To Speed
    19. 19. Connecting Devon andSomersetHow You Can HelpCommunications:• It’s a great news story…• …but a very long one!• What do I get and when?• Your help:- Understand the comms challenge- Help underline the messages
    20. 20. Connecting Devon andSomersetHow You Can HelpGet Up To Speed (demand stimulation):• Campaigns for:⁻ Businesses and communities (local awareness events, skills, 1:1diagnostic, intensive mentoring, ICT skills workshops, digitalchampions / ambassadors)⁻ Region-wide and shadowing deployment plan⁻ Achievements to date – 897 businesses assisted & 931 residentsassisted• Your help:⁻ To promote the campaigns⁻ Business and community champions
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