Waterford County Council

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Dec 12, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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National Broadband Scheme (NBS)

Waterford County Council

Presentation Overview

1.
Introductions

2.
Overview 3 Ireland

3.
What is the National Broadband Scheme (NBS)?

4.
Why 3 Ireland?

5.
What are the Benefits of Broadband?

6.
National Overview of the NBS

7.
What does the NBS mean for Waterford

8.
Key Challenges

Introductions

Hutchison 3G Ireland:

Fiona D’Arcy


Account Manager, National Broadband Scheme

Robert Marshall


Community Relations Consultant

Brian Purcell


Community Relations Consultant


BT Ireland:

Tracey Coles


Town and Planning Manager




3 in Ireland.


Presence in Ireland since 2003


Invested

530 million & created 250 new jobs in Ireland


Fastest growing customer base tripled in 12 months


350,000 customers 130,000 broadband customers


21 stores nationwide


A Hutchison Whampoa Company




Who we are.


Hutchison Whampoa is 3’s parent company


One of the largest companies in the world


US $40 billion market cap


Operations in 57 countries


Over 230,000 employees worldwide


Global operations in ports, property, retail, energy
& infrastructure and telecommunications

Telecommunications.

Pioneer and industry leader


Owned Orange in the UK
-

sold for
£19 billion


3 Group


11 markets worldwide


25 million telecoms customers
worldwide, 19 million 3G customers


First to launch 3G worldwide


Global leaders in mobile broadband


Over 2 Million Broadband Customers


What

is

the

National

Broadband

Scheme?


National Policy

Key component of Government’s communications policy & supported by the EU


National Broadband Scheme

To provide affordable, scaleable broadband services

on an electoral basis, addressing the
electoral divisions deemed to be without adequate broadband services


3 required to provide broadband services to all residences and business that fall within the
NBS coverage area


3 & BT are currently implementing the required infrastructure


Services will commence on the 23
rd

April 2009 in a number of areas


Full network deployment will be completed by Q3 2010

National Broadband Scheme

NBS Brings Economic Benefits to Ireland





223 million spend over 5 years




79.8 million contribution from the Irish Government/EU



Over 170 jobs created across Ireland



Broadband availability will lead to economic benefits in each
region





What

are

the

benefits

of

Broadband

to

your

community?



Connects

the

unconnected



Broadband

improves

business

efficiency


Enables

employees

to

work

remotely


Online

services

which

consumers

want

&

expect



research,

education,

online

shopping,

social

networking,

online

security

monitoring


Access

to

public

sector

services

such

as

health

&

education


Stimulates

economic

development

in

rural

Ireland

National Broadband Scheme


At launch service will be a minimum on the edge of cell



1.2Mbps download (7.2Mbps)


200Kbps upload (2Mbps)


36:1 contention ratio


Monthly Charge is

19.99 (15GB uncharged data cap)


Out of bundle charged at

0.05cent per MB






NBS Services at Launch

NBS Service Upgrade Plan

Future proofing and innovation

3’s upgrade commitments
1
st

July 2010



Minimum download speed 1.6Mbps (14.4Mbps)


Minimum upload speed 1.2Mbps (2Mbps)


Maximum contention ratio 22:1



3’s upgrade commitments
1
st

October 2012



Minimum download speed 2.3Mbps (14.4Mbps)


Minimum upload speed 1.4Mbps (2Mbps)


Maximum contention ratio 18:1







Mobile data evolution



I
-
HSPA is part of a global standardised 3GPP ETSI (European
Telecomms


Standards Institute) roadmap.

Mobile Data Evolution
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
GSM 1998
GPRS 1999
3G 2003
HSDPA 2007
HSDPA 2008
HSPA evolution 2009
HSPA Evolution 2010
LTE 2011
Download Speed Mbps
Upload Speed Mbps


rapidly improving customer experience

Future proofed solution







I
-
HSPA is the first step towards Long Term Evolution (LTE)


Less network reconfiguration for LTE deployment


3’s network is LTE ready


Very latest technologies (I
-
HSPA Release 2 2009
-
10 and
Release 3 2012) improve capacity and speed

Summary of Services Supported

512Kbps

1.2Mbps (7.2 Mbps)

2Mbps (7.2Mbps)

Internet Browsing

As 512Kbps, plus

As 1.2Mbps, plus

Instant Messaging

Video Streaming

Download music album in
5 mins

Email

File Sharing

Long
-
form video (MPEG4)

VOIP (Voice Over Internet
Protocol)

Download audio CD in 10
mins

Video conferencing via TV

On
-
line radio

‘Near
-
VHS’ PC conf call

Basic Video Call

Network storage & backup

Green = 1,028 NBS
Electoral Divisions


See
www.three.ie/NBS

for
detailed NBS address checker
or telephone 1800 944 034

National

Overview

of

the

NBS


National Broadband Scheme

Planned locations of

388 Broadband sites

COUNTY

TOTAL

Carlow

2

Cavan

17

Clare

11

Cork

44

Donegal

35

Galway

45

Kerry

28

Kildare

4

Kilkenny

8

Laoise

7

Leitrim

13

Limerick

13

Longford

3

Louth

1

Mayo

46

Meath

11

Monaghan

12

Offaly

9

Roscommon

17

Sligo

11

Tipperary

15

Waterford

10

Westmeath

7

Wexford

7

Wicklow

12

Grand Total

388

Programme Completion


Completed by September 2010



Programme completed in 21 months


388 sites switched on



223,197 residences and businesses covered by Scheme



1028 Electoral divisions connected







3’s Site Selection Policy

Guided by:


National Guidelines



Department of Environment Heritage & Local Government's
“Telecommunications Antennae and Support Structures


Guidelines for Planning Authorities”

(1996)



Key Considerations:



Sharing Facilities & Clustering


Design & Siting


Visual Impact


Local Policy


How can we work together?

Key Challenges
-

Discussion




Find the best solutions to provide the coverage consistent with the
planning guidelines & county development plans



Obtaining planning permission in the timescales


Full planning (granted, refused or RFI
-

within 8 weeks receipt)


Appeal period (post decision
-

4 weeks)


An Bord Pleanála (18 weeks min)


Thank you.