Delivering the Digital Region<br />Robert Ling<br />Yorkshire Forward<br />Twitter: @ling_robert<br />
Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Strategic investment in areas of market failure
 Alignment and Aggregation of Public Sector investment
 Drive Private Sector Investment</li></li></ul><li>Rural Broadband <br />Broadband Gap<br />NYnet<br />
Digital Region<br />	Digital Region is the first major regional deployment of 'Superfast Broadband' in the UK, not only br...
 540,000 homes
 40,000 businesses</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Objectives of Digital Region<br />Stimulate economic growth and inward inve...
What is Digital Region?<br /><ul><li>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
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Robert Ling- Delivering the Digital Region Beyond 2010

  1. 1. Delivering the Digital Region<br />Robert Ling<br />Yorkshire Forward<br />Twitter: @ling_robert<br />
  2. 2. Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Strategic investment in areas of market failure
  3. 3. Alignment and Aggregation of Public Sector investment
  4. 4. Drive Private Sector Investment</li></li></ul><li>Rural Broadband <br />Broadband Gap<br />NYnet<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Digital Region<br /> 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<br />The network which is being designed, built and operated by Thales UK and will cover: <br /><ul><li> 1.3 million people
  7. 7. 540,000 homes
  8. 8. 40,000 businesses</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Objectives of Digital Region<br />Stimulate economic growth and inward investment through the availability of high speed, next generation digital communications services to business and residential users<br />Provide a communications network that can be used by the commercial and public sectors to deliver more advanced services to both citizens and business<br />Create an infrastructure that allows the public sector to utilise a network that will provide more effective and efficient corporate services.<br />
  9. 9. What is Digital Region?<br /><ul><li>Next Generation Access Broadband network
  10. 10. Ubiquitous across South Yorkshire
  11. 11. Independent & Wholesale
  12. 12. Single Interconnect enables access to approx 600,000 homes & SME’s
  13. 13. Network Operations Centre (NOC), based in Doncaster
  14. 14. Optical fibre replacing copper wire from telephone exchange to street cabinet, (FTTC) with state of the art VDSL technology
  15. 15. Greater bandwidth & guaranteed bandwidth
  16. 16. Quality of Service (QoS)
  17. 17. Symmetrical bandwidth to support the enhanced video and tele -applications as they become the norm
  18. 18. Access to multiple SP’s down same connection</li></li></ul><li>Local business & wider economic benefits<br />Businesses<br />Raise productivity<br />Tasks carried out more quickly and effectively <br />Improve competitiveness<br />More services, especially for smaller businesses<br />Investment and innovation<br />Potential clustering effects<br />
  19. 19. Local business & wider economic benefits<br />Consumers<br />More choices<br />Improved competition, coverage and cost <br />More services<br />Competition stimulates innovative services <br />More opportunities<br />Including employment and learning opportunities<br />
  20. 20. Local business & wider economic benefits<br />Society and Government<br />Public service innovation<br />Including education and health <br />Addressing digital inclusion <br />Ubiquitous and timely coverage <br />Network effects and knowledge spillover<br />Increasing number of users <br />
  21. 21. Business Model <br /> Funding<br /><ul><li> Yorkshire Forward
  22. 22. ERDF
  23. 23. Local Authorities
  24. 24. Business Partner
  25. 25. Wholesale revenues
  26. 26. Private sector
  27. 27. Public sector</li></ul>Costs<br /><ul><li>Build
  28. 28. Fibre
  29. 29. Enabling
  30. 30. Cabinets
  31. 31. Switching
  32. 32. Operations Centre</li></li></ul><li>Business Model<br /><ul><li>Wholesale, open access and independent
  33. 33. Balanced deployment
  34. 34. 97% coverage of South Yorkshire
  35. 35. Take Up modelled on to 21%
  36. 36. Revenue share with partner, after costs
  37. 37. Option for Fibre to the Premise – new build & regen</li></li></ul><li>Current Status<br />Digital Region has currently rolled out <br />40% of infrastructure in the ground. <br />More than 280km of fibre-optic cabling across the region. Out of a total network dig of ~700km, <br />Installed kit into 16 of the 54 exchanges covering South Yorkshire, services commissioned in 12<br />Switching-on more than 370 street cabinets, services available to more than 120,000 premises <br />
  38. 38. www.yorkshire-forward.comwww.digitalregion.co.uk<br />Robert.ling@yorkshire-forward.com<br />

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