Public outsourcing – a public sector body outsources network build and operation to the private sector under a long-term agreement, but the public sector body retains ownership of the network.
- NYNET, North Yorkshire UK 2007
Limited company wholly owned by regional council employing 12 staff
Procured and manages network & sells services to public sector and service providers.
Sustainable with £6M turnover per annum – EBITDA positive this year.
- DORSAL Broadband, Limousin, France
Total project cost over the life of the concession (20 years): 85 million euros divided between private (55%) and public funding (45%).
=> Financing works start-up : 68.39 million euros, divided as follows:
Private funding : Dealer’s financial investment: 30 million euros.
Public funding: Financial contribution from the European Commission , which recognized the project DORSAL as Service of General Economic Interest ( SIEG ): 13.21 million euros.
Financial contribution of the State : 8.47 million euros.
Financial contribution from the Limousin region : 8.47 million euros.
Financial contribution of three departments in the region and BACK to the tune of 8.25 million euros.
The Caisse des Depots et Consignations participates in the capital of Limousin Axione up to 30%. It is an additional guarantee that the utility DORSAL be well insured. Axione Limousin remunerate directly with customers, operators, to re-invest in the 20-year contract but also and especially for the management of infrastructure at their own risk and peril.
- South Yorkshire UK Digital Region Project
The project has been driven by a partnership between Yorkshire Forward, Sheffield Council, Barnsley Council, Rotherham Council and Doncaster Council and has attracted over £90m of funding from European Union, the partners and the private sector is the first of its type in the UK, and puts the South Yorkshire region right at the centre of Digital Britain.
Digital Region Ltd procured a technology partnership led by Thales UK and including Alcatel-Lucent and KCOM, to design, build and operate the Superfast Broadband Network on behalf of Digital Region.
- Out of an initial investment of £93.8m over a 20 year period the Digital Region project is forecast to have a return in value of £208m.
- Digital Region will provide guaranteed download speeds of 25Mbps and above – the UK average is currently around 4Mbps – allowing users to download a music album in about 11 seconds and a full-length film in less than three minutes.
- Yorkshire Forward is the largest investor, contributing £44m out of total £93.8m.
- It is estimated that the whole of South Yorkshire – covering 1.3m people, 540,000 homes and 40,000 businesses – will be connected to the “Superfast Broadband” by mid 2012.