11月25日,英国政府发表了新的国家基础设施战略。鉴于我们在这一部门看到的重要新投资(主题)our webinar yesterday)我以为我会借出一些有趣的事情,策略说宽带(从第31页):

  • 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’sspending review,发表同一天,建议将在现在和2024-25之间花在2024-25之间,这反过来又认为其余的将来,如果在计划的最后一年(或者,也许更现实地,那么截止日期将扩展)。
  • 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%的英国房屋已经可以获得能力的联系,从2019年7月的千分之一增加。目前的市场数据建议运营商将在2020年将FTTP送到250万新房屋,2018年的750,000。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页的有一个有趣的地图,按地区显示政府预期会有什么百分比的物业绝不be commercial for rollout of gigabit-capable services (ie that will need a subsidy). This map shows roughly half the landmass of the UK within zones for which 35% or more of properties are in this category.
  • The total investment required for this will be around GBP30bn.

这些策略还有一些有趣的事情,可以对具有兴趣数字基础设施的人来说。它谈到(4G)单一农村网络,我们一直在提出建议,以及5G试验台和迹线计划。

最后,政府还将发布“5G供应链多元化战略,以确保英国的5G网络不依赖于单个供应商,筹集了2.5亿英镑来开始这一旅程。”这涉及对“高风险供应商”,特别是华为的使用限制 - 我们也一直在建议客户,我们博客here