Presentation on theme: "BFWACG(00)13 BFWA Consultative Group 10 March 2000 Market Evaluation and Project Plan."— Presentation transcript:
BFWACG(00)13 BFWA Consultative Group 10 March 2000 Market Evaluation and Project Plan
Questions to be answered in the 1st phase How many licences? Which regions? How much spectrum per licence? What is the bidding process? What are the obligations on the licencee?
Alternative technologies will be available to provide broadband access FIBRE CABLE ADSL Residential Very Small Small Medium Large SATELLITE UrbanSuburbanRural Limited to distance from local exchange <3km wholesale availability from 2000 unbundling availability from mid- 2001 will only roll-out above a certain density available now Very dense urban areas only Minimum volumes Available now will serve particularly well the rural areas but will compete everywhere available 2002 Availability of technologies Limited bandwidth
BFWA will compete with a number of different technologies on a different basis FIBRE CABLEADSL Residential Very Small Small Medium Large SATELLITE UrbanSuburbanRural BFWA speed of roll- out bandwidth availability cost bandwidth speed of roll- out cost speed of roll- out cost availability cost?
Early Indications How many licences? 3 or 4 including at least 1 national licence Which regions? 7 English regions, plus Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland How much spectrum per licence? 4 equal packages What is the bidding process? Auction What are the obligations on the licencee? A number of bases stations by an agreed date