Simon Payne -BDUK connection vouchers inca presentation v1-0


Published on

Transform Digital Conference 08-05-2014
broadband, technology, fibre, digital

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Simon Payne -BDUK connection vouchers inca presentation v1-0

  1. 1. Connection Vouchers Scheme– Presentation for INCA Super Connected Cities Programme 8th May 2014
  2. 2. • Scheme is now live within each of 22 SuperConnected Cities – phased go-live from Dec 13 to March 14. Market test ran during Summer 2013. • Scheme ends March 2015 • Demand driven & SME focussed – they make the purchasing decisions, not government • Voucher value is £200-£3,000 per applicant (aggregation is supported) • Covers connection charges (not recurring charges) – defined “Eligible Costs” • Technology neutral, but must result in “Step Change” in performance for the SME – to broadly: • 30 Mb/s for NGA • 20 Mb/s (and capable of achieving 30 Mb/s) for business grade services • Over 300 suppliers now registered Connection Voucher Scheme - Overview
  3. 3. • Scheme represents a £100m capital investment in the Telco industry – use it! • Level of interest and number of vouchers growing fast – number of vouchers issued has doubled each month since Dec • Great opportunity for AltNets - >85% of vouchers have been won by suppliers other than BT/Virgin • Lots of registered suppliers – but more active involvement required • Mixed performance across cities – active suppliers make a real difference • Where smaller suppliers grasp the opportunity they can be very successful. • Some good examples so far (and growing pipeline) of voucher aggregation in business parks and multi-occupancy dwellings – largest current scheme is >80 vouchers Status & Discussion Points