High-speed and gigabit broadband deployment
Our specialist consultants provide policy support to governments for high-speed and gigabit broadband deployment.
Broadband has been identified by central governments, and regional and local authorities as being central to underpinning future economic growth and social welfare.
We work with clients to help them understand the role they can play in broadband stimulation and market development, and how to build strategies and implementation plans to ensure maximum benefits are realised.
We support clients on broadband intervention schemes and are fully conversant with best practice to minimise market distortion while maximising private sector investment.
In Europe, we are pre-eminent advisors on all aspects of European Union (EU) state aid.
How we can help
We helped to develop a national broadband strategy for Brunei, where broadband use has increased exponentially in past few years.
The fixed broadband market continues to grow apace. Emerging markets are buoying overall market growth, while developed markets continue to be dynamic at the operator and access technology level. Our quarterly metrics include market share, access technology splits and quarterly growth figures for 59 countries, and have been updated to include 4Q 2016 data.
Telefónica’s deployment of Huawei’s turnkey CloudEPC solution in 13 markets is part of its two-pronged strategy: immediate virtualisation benefits, while finalising its UNICA network cloud infrastructure certification for deployment by the end of 2017.
Shared spectrum for LTE will fragment the mobile service provider landscape and create new markets for equipment and device vendors. This comment outlines a strategy for suppliers to seize this opportunity, without cannibalising their most-important customer base – the mobile operators.
A new report by Analysys Mason and Oliver & Ohlbaum examines the impact of the internet and digitalisationon the European creative sector.
5G mobile networks are expected to handle significantly larger amounts of mobile data traffic than previous generations. Current (legacy) spectrum bands are at saturation point, with very few available slots left. Millimetre-wave bands present the necessary spectrum to deliver multi-Gbps speeds, but there are technical challenges that need to be overcome.