Annual ‘Altnet’ report reveals vital role
of competition to UK digital transformation
25% coverage in rural areas by Altnets should convince Ofcom to include ‘Area 3’ in its analysis of Equinox 2 pricing enquiry, says INCA
The benefits of competition in the UK’s broadband sector have been starkly illustrated by the latest annual review from the altnet representative body, INCA, which has been published today.
Private investment continued to flow into the independent network sector over the past year despite the challenging economic conditions and increasing interest rates. Planned investment to 2030 has increased to £24bn. This is more investment than BT Group and Virgin Media/ O2 combined, whose own investments and deployments have been spurred on by competition from the Altnets. Taken altogether, planned full fibre investment until 2030 is only beaten by HS2 as the UK’s biggest infrastructure investment programme.