Prospects for next generation broadbandbsg
On Monday, 16 April 2007, the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) launched a report on the prospects for next generation broadband deployment in the UK.
Broadband is already the critical enabling infrastructure of our modern, knowledge-based economy and is an integral part of many people’s lives. Next generation broadband is widely regarded as a key enabler for our future economy and is expected to bring significant benefits to the economy including improved productivity and innovation.
The report examines the potential demand for high bandwidth broadband; the factors likely to affect market development and network requirements; the likely developments in capability and capacity of access network; the constraints to investment in next generation networks, content and services; the transition from the current model to future; and the role of public sector intervention. It also makes several recommendations to government, Ofcom and the industry.