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Mark Melluish NextGen 09

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Mark Melluish from Rutland Telecom presenting at NextGen 09 in Leeds on 16 and 17 November 2009

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Mark Melluish NextGen 09

  1. 1. SUB LOOP UNBUNDLING <br />OPPORTUNITIES<br />& CHALLENGES<br />
  2. 2. Background<br /><ul><li> Small computer services company – David Lewis
  3. 3. LLU Telecoms Consultancy - Mark Melluish
  4. 4. Initial Plan to unbundle UK’s smallest county – Rutland
  5. 5. Delved further into SLU – to solve specific problem (Lyddington)
  6. 6. Observer ran small article on Lyddington 5th May 2009 – picked up by BBC Radio 4‘Today’ & Chris Evans Radio 2 ‘Drivetime’
  7. 7. Resulted in enquiries from across UK</li></li></ul><li>Main Elements in SLU for Rural Communities<br /><ul><li> Rural demand –niche opportunity
  8. 8. Capital cost of deployment: cabinet, power, backhaul, connection fees. Highly variable.
  9. 9. Running cost –viability threshold
  10. 10. Local service & support
  11. 11. Presence of PCP & accuracy of PCP data
  12. 12. Planning permission
  13. 13. Technical/regulatory issues</li></li></ul><li>SLU – SUB LOOP UNBUNDLING<br /><ul><li> PCP – Primary Connection Point
  14. 14. 90+k PCP’s in UK
  15. 15. All passive – no mains power
  16. 16. Various sizes
  17. 17. Some need upgrade</li></li></ul><li>LYDDINGTON - WHERE?<br />
  18. 18. LYDDINGTON - WHERE?<br />
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  26. 26. First Trial Customer – Location, location, location<br />
  27. 27. First Trial Customer - A Room with a View<br />• 5km from exchange<br />• 2.3km from PCP<br />• Past Speeds ADSL = 0Mbs - 0.3Mbps Maximum<br />• New Speeds VDSL = 12Mbs -15Mbps (trial)<br />• Number ported into VoIP<br />• Streaming iPlayer demonstrated<br />
  28. 28. First Trial Customer – Screenshot of Download Speeds<br />
  29. 29. SLU Fiscal Viability<br />Costs<br />• Capital outlay (Lyddington) £45k (Lyddington raised £37k)<br />• Running cost: backhaul, power, MPF rental &lt;£20/month<br />Revenue<br />• Revenue from line rental and broadband<br />• Revenue from calls<br />• Revenue from data e.g. streaming video: <br /> 2.5Mbps 4hrs/day = 136GB/month <br />• Revenue from computer services<br />• Revenue from key business: leased-line emulation<br />• Future possibilities: FTTH, ANFP exemption<br />
  30. 30. Challenges<br />• Capital outlay: Lyddington &lt;£250/premises<br />• ( Digital Britain report: up to £1750/premises )<br />• Galvanising local support<br />• Openreach network -ECCs<br />• Openreach PCP data<br />• Openreach connection charge<br />• Openreach disconnection charge<br />• Openreach procedures<br />• PCPs –none, many<br />• Power supply<br />• Cabinet aesthetics<br />• Technical/regulatory /planning issues<br />

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