NGA needs new success model

Next generation access local networks need to support innovation, enterprise, economic growth and the community, says Groupe Intellex’s David Brunnen, in a paper based on research visits to successful schemes in Europe.
“The significance of strong local leadership, local identity and deep community engagement also emerge as major success factors,” he writes in Fitness for Purpose: effectiveness of FTTx investment and deployments, which has been endorsed by the Communications Management Association (CMA).
He concludes that “FTTx investments require business models that are entirely different from any earlier telephony-based access network designs.”
He suggests that access networks that do not allow ISO Layers 3 or 4 local application services, or that are not “integrated with the backhaul needs of new intensively localised mobile base stations,” may be fine for residential users, but are unlikely to support “newly intensive” local businesses, especially if they need high bandwidth.
“This is a problem if standards and  expectations are, for the convenience of national operators or the comfort of regulators, set too low to allow local diversity,” he says.
Brunnenm says all four elements need to be balanced.  “If any one dimension is trashed by the dominance of others, the management model at the heart of the project will inevitably struggle to survive,” he says.

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that is why the BDUK pilots should be what it says on the box. PILOTS. So far it is looking like councils are simply handing the money over to BT to patch up the copper phone network. The 'transparent procurement and tendering' in the Lancashire pilot can only be applied for if you have a £100million turnover business. yes right. Its either a scam or councillors need physics lessons. Corruption or ignorance? chris
So what's the realistic way forward in the UK where 50% is passed by VM, 66% by BT FTTC as well as other telcos in various places? It's unlikely that any other local networks would be provided in these areas. An example of a 'really effective local access network' would be useful. What applications cannot be provided over existing networks?
Is it patching up the copper phone network or using copper as the delivery for the first/last