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DWS16 - Future networks forum - Ranulf Scarbrough, BT Superfast

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Urban and rural fibre in the UK

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DWS16 - Future networks forum - Ranulf Scarbrough, BT Superfast

  1. 1. Urban and Rural Fibre in the UK Ranulf Scarbrough BT Group
  2. 2. © British Telecommunications plc The UK’s leading position on Superfast
  3. 3. © British Telecommunications plc But what really counts ...
  4. 4. Partnership across the UK
  5. 5. Superfast Cornwall rural transformation through fibre
  6. 6. population: 534k peripheral location: train to London 5½ hours small rural market towns weak economy: GVA 65% of UK average qualified for EU structural funds: ERDF Convergence 2007-2015
  7. 7. a bold aspiration … £132m partnership open access 100% with 80% fibre coverage infrastructure for economic transformation 10,000 business connections 4,000 new jobs a rural fibre exemplar gap funded investor build/own/operate futureproofing productivity & competitiveness risk sharing
  8. 8. some rural FTTC …
  9. 9. a tale of 3 cabs ... <0.5 >4 2-4 1-2 1-2 0.5-1 >4 n/a ADSL (Mbps): FTTC (Mbps): 60-80 2-15 60-80 60-80 15-40 10: 11: 40-60 .5-1 4:
  10. 10. c.10km of mainly overhead FTTP with all premises served 4 km 4 km
  11. 11. 4 km 4 km 2Mbps+ FTTC VDSL2 24Mbps+ FTTC ceases to give good performance
  12. 12. c.10km of mainly overhead FTTP with all premises served 4 km 4 km
  13. 13. 62% FTTC (162k) 33% FTTP (85k) 90,000+ connections 60+ ISPs
  14. 14. world class rural fibre broadband network driving high levels of participation business support digital skills public sector transformation digital inclusion environmental sustainability benefit evaluation research & innovation
  15. 15. impact ... 2015 results Plymouth University SERIO quantitative analysis sample: 2000+ JUN-2015 www.superfastcornwall.org/impact  2000+ survey responses  12,000+ SMEs connected (42%)  £186.1m GVA increase already  £30.5m GVA from start-ups  £250m+ by mid-2016  4500 jobs (2000 created; 2500 safeguarded)  connected SMEs’s revenues growing 4.5x faster  50% creating new goods & services  25% reaching new international markets all from £53.5m of EU funds !
  16. 16. Partnership across the UK
  17. 17. BT 2020 goals:  Gfast: 10m ultrafast premises  FTTP: 2m ultrafast premises  4G: 95% geographic coverage
  18. 18.  powerful partnership model for deployment in uncommercial areas  ‘mixed economy’ of solutions essential, but rich with fibre  rural and urban  fixed coverage underpinning mobile coverage  coverage, quality and speed  driving usage + transformation: business, public sector, education, health, inclusion, environmental etc  smart cities + smart rural areas  continuing to be a leading digital economy Summary
  19. 19. Urban and Rural Fibre Success in the UK Ranulf Scarbrough BT Group

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