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  • Delivering the Digital Region
    Robert Ling
    Yorkshire Forward
    Twitter: @ling_robert
  • Infrastructure
    • Strategic investment in areas of market failure
    • Alignment and Aggregation of Public Sector investment
    • Drive Private Sector Investment
  • Rural Broadband
    Broadband Gap
    NYnet
  • Digital Region
    Digital Region is the first major regional deployment of 'Superfast Broadband' in the UK, not only bringing improved access to a whole range of entertainment, business and public sector services, but importantly attracting new investment and new jobs – for young and old – into the region
    The network which is being designed, built and operated by Thales UK and will cover:
    • 1.3 million people
    • 540,000 homes
    • 40,000 businesses
  • Strategic Objectives of Digital Region
    Stimulate economic growth and inward investment through the availability of high speed, next generation digital communications services to business and residential users
    Provide a communications network that can be used by the commercial and public sectors to deliver more advanced services to both citizens and business
    Create an infrastructure that allows the public sector to utilise a network that will provide more effective and efficient corporate services.
  • What is Digital Region?
    • Next Generation Access Broadband network
    • Ubiquitous across South Yorkshire
    • Independent & Wholesale
    • Single Interconnect enables access to approx 600,000 homes & SME’s
    • Network Operations Centre (NOC), based in Doncaster
    • Optical fibre replacing copper wire from telephone exchange to street cabinet, (FTTC) with state of the art VDSL technology
    • Greater bandwidth & guaranteed bandwidth
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Symmetrical bandwidth to support the enhanced video and tele -applications as they become the norm
    • Access to multiple SP’s down same connection
  • Local business & wider economic benefits
    Businesses
    Raise productivity
    Tasks carried out more quickly and effectively
    Improve competitiveness
    More services, especially for smaller businesses
    Investment and innovation
    Potential clustering effects
  • Local business & wider economic benefits
    Consumers
    More choices
    Improved competition, coverage and cost
    More services
    Competition stimulates innovative services
    More opportunities
    Including employment and learning opportunities
  • Local business & wider economic benefits
    Society and Government
    Public service innovation
    Including education and health
    Addressing digital inclusion
    Ubiquitous and timely coverage
    Network effects and knowledge spillover
    Increasing number of users
  • Business Model
    Funding
    • Yorkshire Forward
    • ERDF
    • Local Authorities
    • Business Partner
    • Wholesale revenues
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
    Costs
    • Build
    • Fibre
    • Enabling
    • Cabinets
    • Switching
    • Operations Centre
  • Business Model
    • Wholesale, open access and independent
    • Balanced deployment
    • 97% coverage of South Yorkshire
    • Take Up modelled on to 21%
    • Revenue share with partner, after costs
    • Option for Fibre to the Premise – new build & regen
  • Current Status
    Digital Region has currently rolled out
    40% of infrastructure in the ground.
    More than 280km of fibre-optic cabling across the region. Out of a total network dig of ~700km,
    Installed kit into 16 of the 54 exchanges covering South Yorkshire, services commissioned in 12
    Switching-on more than 370 street cabinets, services available to more than 120,000 premises
  • www.yorkshire-forward.comwww.digitalregion.co.uk
    Robert.ling@yorkshire-forward.com