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 governments, and regional and local authorities as being central to underpinning future economic growth and social welfare.

We work with clients to help them to understand the role they can play in broadband stimulation and market development, and how to build strategies and implementation plans to ensure that 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

Our broadband strategy and implementation work for governments necessarily includes a wide range of services, including:

  • strategic objectives and requirements analysis: working with clients to develop the underlying rationale for the project
  • options analysis: incorporating a wide range of factors from commercial, technical, partnering, financing and operational models
  • market research: expert interviews with end users to determine short- and medium-term requirements for the network
  • cost–benefit analysis: including quantified assessment of potential benefits arising for the network
  • business planning: detailed analysis of potential revenue and associated costs
  • financing: considerations of a wide range of structuring options including public–private partnerships and potential sources of funds
  • business case development: following approved government best-practice methodologies
  • state aid: including development of formal notification documents for presentation to the European Commission (EC), and taking the lead role or support in presenting cases to EC officials
  • considerations for public sector aggregation: including an analysis of multi-party requirements, and potential cost synergies from aggregation
  • engaging with industry: both potential users of the network as well as potential bidders
  • technical analysis: technology roadmaps, network options and associated capital and operating costs, and assessment of future-proofing and expandability
  • procurement design, implementation and evaluation: we have employed the latest public-sector procurement techniques recommended for highly complex broadband procurements including the EU competitive dialogue process
  • demand stimulation strategy and planning: to complement the implementation of broadband deployment, we provide demand stimulation strategy and planning advice to maximise the value of any public sector intervention investment by helping to ensure market take-up.

Case studies More case studies

Red-flag review of fibre cable microduct manufacturer

Analysys Mason was engaged by a private equity firm to carry out a red-flag review of a manufacturer of microducts for fibre-optic cable deployment, so they could understand likely future demand in key European markets.

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Articles More articles

  • MNOs will reap more benefits from edge computing through industry collaboration
    By Roberto Kompany | 5 November 2019,

    Many mid-tier operators at the 2019 Edge Computing conference were still uncertain about the edge computing business case and how and when to deploy it. This comment sets out some guidelines for MNOs and the industry to follow in order to work together to make edge a success.

    USD 499.00
  • Orange trialled ZTE’s 5G standalone core ahead of network deployments
    By Roberto Kompany | 29 October 2019, Case study

    Operators plan to use network virtualisation to reduce network opex by 33% by 2025. Orange must have a plan to deploy the 5G standalone core to address new revenue-generating 5G use cases, but it is challenged by the multiple NFVI architecture implementations in its different markets, which may hamper the opex reduction goals and prevent smooth deployments.

    USD 999.00
  • How does edge assist future 5G use cases? – video
    By Caroline Gabriel | 24 October 2019, Video and podcast, 1

    Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst, and Roberto Kompany, Senior Analyst, presented these slides at Analysys Mason's seventh annual invitation-only event in London on Thursday 3 October 2019. This event was designed to help operators and vendors to understand the key drivers and trends that are influencing the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) industry in Europe.

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  • What are key considerations for 5G sites?
    By Caroline Gabriel | 2 October 2019, White paper

    The number of cell sites rises with each generation of mobile technology in order to support increasing levels of data traffic; this trend will be greatly intensified by the introduction of 5G. This white paper examines how operators and other stakeholders can address the challenges of early 5G deployment in two leading regions.

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  • Radio access networks and small cells: worldwide market shares 2018
    By Roberto Kompany | 11 September 2019, Market share report

    This report provides market share data for mobile network operator (MNO) spending on telecoms-specific radio access network (RAN) products and product-related services for 2018. It provides revenue details for RAN, 5G RAN and small cells. The report also includes 'snapshots' of information about the leading vendors in the market.

    USD 7999.00