Why am I here?<br />The UK 25th out of 66 nations<br />for broadband quality<br />
Why am I here?<br />
England is a very odd place<br />We only live in two places. . . <br />
Urban heartlands<br />
Rural idylls<br />
A very odd place<br />Government has made a commitment that all homes and businesses should reasonably expect a minimum of...
A very odd place<br />Hypothesis:<br />“60% of the English population might get superfast broadband from commercial operat...
A very odd place<br />Hypothesis:<br />“60% of the English population might get superfast broadband from commercial operat...
A very odd place<br />
Very quick to compete!<br />
The traditional market<br /><ul><li>“Every shop’s a patisserie”
Most ISP’s resell BT Wholsale offerings
Marginal investment
Little scope for technical innovation
Those that do invest, do so in the same places
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FttH Forum, Lisbon, Autumn 2009

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This is the presentation I was scheduled to give at the FttH Forum in Lisbon, Portugal if the flu hadn't grounded me.

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  • UK ranked 25th and not moving – some of our major economic competitors – European and US - are making good progress though.
  • Picture of our cities, compared with their competitors is worse! Birmingham is highest ranked at 70th!
  • Densely populated – and somewhat ring-fenced
  • Sparse and protection can even mean no TV aerials!
  • Past patterns suggest the NGA model may be accurate.Contrast London (mean of over 8 LLU operators) with East Yorkshire with between 1 and 2
  • Early movers from within the industry are quick to compete against each other – BT “superfast” 50Mbps is largely in Virgin DOCSIS 50Mbps areas
  • Summing up today
  • Mixed models – but very few traditional operators- Public and private, and a spectrum in betweenMixed geographyJON – sewing it together – masking scale – and becoming real. . . .
  • Transcript of "FttH Forum, Lisbon, Autumn 2009"

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Why am I here?<br />The UK 25th out of 66 nations<br />for broadband quality<br />
    3. 3. Why am I here?<br />
    4. 4. England is a very odd place<br />We only live in two places. . . <br />
    5. 5. Urban heartlands<br />
    6. 6. Rural idylls<br />
    7. 7. A very odd place<br />Government has made a commitment that all homes and businesses should reasonably expect a minimum of 2Mbps broadband by 2012<br />
    8. 8. A very odd place<br />Hypothesis:<br />“60% of the English population might get superfast broadband from commercial operators”<br />And this is where we live!<br />
    9. 9. A very odd place<br />Hypothesis:<br />“60% of the English population might get superfast broadband from commercial operators”<br />Fixing the Copper?<br />The mean distances are too great<br />FttC? <br />There aren’t always cabinets<br />Wireless?<br />In some places but trees and valleys pose problems<br />Fibre is likely to be the only long term solution<br />
    10. 10. A very odd place<br />
    11. 11. Very quick to compete!<br />
    12. 12. The traditional market<br /><ul><li>“Every shop’s a patisserie”
    13. 13. Most ISP’s resell BT Wholsale offerings
    14. 14. Marginal investment
    15. 15. Little scope for technical innovation
    16. 16. Those that do invest, do so in the same places
    17. 17. Typically along with cable & WiMAX operators
    18. 18. Expectations of market share must be small
    19. 19. Most differentiate on price alone
    20. 20. Ever eroding margins
    21. 21. Ever shrinking funds to invest in the future</li></ul>If the market won’t change, how is the UK to compete?<br />
    22. 22. Today’s network<br />KCom<br />Openreach<br />Virgin<br />Media<br />
    23. 23. Tomorrow’s patchwork – Today!<br />Angus Glens<br />Scale and local differences are supported but masked from service providers<br />Cardenden<br />Fibrecity Dundee<br />WWHC<br />Baltic Quarter<br />Alston<br />County Durham<br />Manchester<br />Titanic Quarter<br />Digital Region<br />Hull<br />Corby<br />Fibrespeed<br />Birmingham<br />East Nottingham<br />Derby<br />Quintain<br />Walsall<br />2012<br />Lace Market<br />Fibrecity Bournemouth<br />BT Ebbsfleet<br />Bristol<br />Cornwall<br />Ashford<br />Bradnet<br />A patchwork sewn together by JON<br />
    24. 24. Independent Scale<br />Independent<br />Networks<br />Co-operative<br />Association<br />www.inca.coop<br />FttX projects, vendors, and services are coming together<br /><ul><li>Manchester
    25. 25. Yorkshire
    26. 26. Birmingham
    27. 27. Gateshead
    28. 28. Nottingham
    29. 29. Bristol
    30. 30. Hull
    31. 31. Alston
    32. 32. Angus</li></ul>And more joining. . . <br />
    33. 33. Thank you!<br />Adrian Wooster<br />a.wooster@broadband.coop<br />www.inca.coop<br />

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