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1 Broadband Cork Docklands Development Forum Presentation Ken Spratt 1 st April 2008

2 Recent Developments Role of the Market, role of Government Subscriber progress Cork MANs MANs update Policy Paper: Next Generation Broadband

3 Stakeholder Roles Market  Commercial market  Meet demand (where business case exists) Government  Regulate where appropriate to promote competition  Facilitate private sector investment (remove barriers)  Invest where necessary Market failure Economic and social inclusion Regional competitiveness  Promote environmental sustainability

4 The Market is developing Recent product launches  Eircom: speeds of 3, 7.6, 10, 12 mbps  BT: up to 8 mbps  UPC: 1, 6, 12 mbps  Smart from 4 to 15 mbps 2 Competitiveness Reports  2 nd most competitive economy in Europe  Up 2 places in both reports  Improved broadband penetration noted

5 Just some competing Service Providers

6 Their Customers

7 Broadband Penetration Ireland has the fastest growth in the OECD

8 Broadband Market Share eircom has 43%, others have 57%

9 Subscriber Progress Over 20 Service Providers (plus some smaller GBS) DSL, wireless, mobile, fibre, satellite 886,300 subscribers, “20.54%” “20.54%” is 45% of households ( Q4 ’07 ) 1,000,000 subscribers now, “23.17” 51.21% of households have broadband now Household growth  13% in 2006  45% in 2007 (Q3)  51% now

10 Cork MANs

11 Phase 1 Cork City MAN  km  Open access (17 operators: BT, Smart, Voda, Strencom, Magnet, more)  Serves Cork Docklands Area  Managed by e-Net  Cost: €12.1 million

12 Cork City MAN

13 Cork City MAN Dockland Development Area

14 Cork MANs Phase 2 – Thirteen Networks (15 towns) Seven Complete  Bantry  Charleville  Dunmanway  Fermoy  Kanturk  Mitchelstown  Skibbereen

15 Cork MANs Phase 2 – Thirteen Networks (15 towns) Five under construction  Blarney  Carrigaline loop – (Carrigaline, Passage West, Ringaskiddy)  Kinsale  Midleton  Youghal Total Cost: €21.97 million

16 MANs Update VFM&PR: Bigger MANs sooner  No contracts to be signed pro tem  66 Phase II towns under construction  57 towns being reviewed – including Cobh  Objectives of Review Prioritise the towns Are MANs are appropriate for any, some or all?

17 Next Generation Broadband Draft Policy Paper Critiqued by an International Advisory Forum Forum’s suggestions to be included Paper to be published for public consultation Recommendations  Invest only to address market failure and digital divide  “One-stop-shop” to coordinate access to State infrastructure  Working groups with D/EH&LG and D/T&M  Spectrum for next generation wireless broadband  Aggregation of public sector demand will be explored  Benchmarking and research

18 Q&A Any Questions? Thank you Ken Spratt 1 st April 2008


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