11月25日,英国政府发布了新的国家基础设施战略。鉴于我们在该领域看到的重大新投资(主题我们的网络研讨会昨天),我认为我会绘制一些关于宽带策略所说的有趣的事情(从第31页开始):

  • The pledge – first announced last year and then repeated at the budget in March – to spend GBP5billion to subsidize rural “gigabit broadband” is repeated (again!), but we still don’t have any details of how this will be disbursed. The chancellor’s开销审查,,,,published the same day, suggests GBP1.2bn will be spent between now and 2024-25, which in turn suggests that the rest will come, if at all, in the final year of the scheme (or, perhaps more realistically, that the deadline will be extended).
  • The target seems to have been softened from its original formulation of providing every home in the UK with “full fibre” by 2025, to one where 85% “coverage” of “gigabit capable” services will be provided within this timescale. This seems likely to reflect reality more closely, despite the current enormous increase in FTTP investment.
  • 超过33%的英国场所已经可以访问千兆能力的连接,从2019年7月的9%上升到9%。当前的市场数据表明,运营商将在2020年提供FTTP到250万个新房屋,而2018年的750,000个。这是一个。这是一个。remarkably rapid deployment, even if much of it has likely been achieved from Virgin Media’s ongoing upgrade work (which uses DOCSIS 3.1 rather than full fibre).
  • The government expects that, ultimately, commercial investment by the private sector will lead to around 80% of UK premises being connected to gigabit capable services and that no subsidies will be needed for this, though there’s still a role for the government in reducing regulatory obstacles (through its “障碍破坏工作队”)。
  • 第32页上有一张有趣的地图,显示政府期望的财产百分比绝不要推出千兆能力的服务(即需要补贴)。该地图显示了在此类别中有35%或更多物业的区域内英国大约一半。
  • 这需要的总投资约为30亿英镑。

对于那些对数字基础架构感兴趣的人,该策略还可以说一些有趣的话。它讨论了我们一直在建议的(4G)单个农村网​​络以及5G测试床和Trails计划。

最后,政府还将发布“ 5G供应链多元化策略,以确保英国的5G网络不依赖单个供应商,并承诺2.5亿英镑开始这一旅程。”这涉及使用“高风险供应商”的限制,尤其是华为 - 我们也一直在为客户提供建议,并且我们博客就here