Bidding for BDUK Projects & the Better Broadband Scheme | NGA Compliance for Local Access Providers

Two information-packed INCA Centre of Excellence seminars over two days designed to enable Altnets to win more business. Register for both and save.

We have deliberately put these two events back to back at the same venue over two consecutive days to help keep your travel costs down. Plus, if you do register for both there is a healthy discount on the ticket price. INCA members get even better rates.

Tuesday 28 February

Bidding for BDUK Projects & the Better Broadband Scheme

Photo: detail from Bidding at the Wool Exchange in Brisbane, ca. 1935 Two men energetically bidding at the Wool Exchange in Brisbane.

Altnets with a rural focus have an opportunity to win funding under BDUK schemes. £150m is available in current BDUK procurements, with another £400m of gainshare funding from the original BDUK contracts potentially available. Connection vouchers are offered under the Better Broadband Scheme.

This full day workshop is designed to help Altnets get through the bidding maze. Participants will get guidance on how to win procurements, the value for money tests and how the Better Broadband scheme is working.

Programme

Bidding for Local BDUK Contracts

10:00 – Welcome & Introduction: Malcolm Corbett, INCA
10:10 – The BDUK Opportunity and Procurement process: Matt Agar, BDUK
10:30 – The Value for Money Process: BDUK (speaker tbc)
10:45 – Successful Bidders

  • Adrian Wooster, Gigaclear
  • Redmond Peel, Airband (tbc)
  • Neil Tucker, AB Internet (tbc)

11:15 – Refreshments
11:45 –  Practical Support for Deployments: Cambium Networks (speaker tbc)
12:00 – The Local Authority Perspective: Matt Smith, Fastershire
12:30 – How To Get Assistance: James Saunby, Greysky, followed by a Panel Discussion
13:00 – Lunch

The Better Broadband Scheme – Serving Communities
14:00 – Welcome Back:Malcolm Corbett, INCA
14:10 – How the Scheme Works: Hiren Dhimar, BDUK
14:30 – Local Examples of using the scheme

  • Nic McCormick, Lothian Broadband
  • Andrew Glover, Air Broadband & Bridge Fibre
  • David Cullen, ITS Technology Group

15:15 – Refreshments
15:30 – Aggregating Local Demand Panel Session
Demand aggregation is happening with or without public subsidy. This session will discuss different approaches to demand aggregation and how voucher schemes can help support local projects.
Panellists:

  • Adrian Wooster, Gigaclear
  • James Saunby, Greysky
  • David Cullen, ITS Technology
  • Nic McCormick, Lothian Broadband

16:15 – Final Wrap-up: Malcolm Corbett, INCA

Event Sponsors​

Cambium Networks

Hellerman Tyton
Many thanks to our event sponsors, without whom events like this simply wouldn't work.
Contact INCA to discuss sponsorship opportunities for this and other INCA events.
 

Wednesday 1 March

NGA Compliance for Local Access providers

NGA Compliant stencil stamp image

Local network providers (both wireless and fibre) can face hurdles in demonstrating that their networks pass muster when it comes to NGA compliance. Its an issue that affects operators bidding for BDUK projects and others responding to Open Market Reviews.

This seminar will explain the criteria, BDUK’s process, how operators can demonstrate compliance, and the help that is available.

Programme

09.30 – Registration
10.00 – Introduction: Malcolm Corbett, INCA
10.10 – Matthew Cunningham, BDUK: Meeting the BDUK Requirements
10.30 – Demonstrating Compliance

  • Dimensioning the Network: James Saunby, Greysky
  • Wireless Access Networks: Steve Jagger, Quickline
  • Commercial Considerations - open access and wholesale models: Andrew Glover, Air Broadband (tbc)

11.30 – Refreshments
12.00 – Delivering Superfast Services: Cambium Networks (speaker tbc)
12.15 – Preparing for Accreditation, a worked example: Led by James Saunby, Greysky
12.45 – Final Wrap-up: Malcolm Corbett, INCA
13.00 – Lunch and networking

If you have any queries about this event please get in touch. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring one or both of these events please contact us to discuss the opportunities available.

Member organisations registering their delegates will be invoiced at the special discounted rate (20% discount on all pricing options). Non-member organisations should join INCA at Gold or Silver membership level in order to benefit from discounted event fees. More details on our membership pages.

Event Sponsor

Cambium Networks
Many thanks to our headline sponsor for both of these seminars, Cambium Networks.
Sponsors like Cambium make it possible for us to make valuable events like these happen.
 
February 28th, 2017 9:30 AM   to   March 1st, 2017 2:00 PM
61-65 Great Queen Street
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
London
WC2B 5DA
United Kingdom

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