Review of success of first BDUK Voucher Scheme

Posted on 01/03/2018

Did you take part in the first voucher scheme run by DCMS via BDUK between December 2013 and March 2016?

If so, we would appreciate your feedback on how successful you felt it was and how much it helped your business. You will recall that this was a scheme to offer business up to £3k for upfront costs where connection charges were a genuine barrier to take-up.

The DCMS has reported significant benefits to the companies that received vouchers, including:

 

  • 42,500 small firms being able to substantially improve their internet connection: on average new services were 18 times faster.
  • The UK benefitting by at least £8 for every £1 spent.
  • One in four firms employing an extra full-time member of staff and each made an average of £1,300 more profit per annum, through being more efficient and effective, and providing more reliable and faster delivery of goods and services.

 

But what benefits did you see? Did you, for example

  • Get new customers that you would not have reached otherwise
  • Get better working relationships with existing customers
  • Build customer retentions
  • Increase your revenues/turnover/profit

 

Were there any downsides to the scheme?

I appreciate it is a couple of years since the scheme closed now, but any information, facts and figures you can offer will be useful for our feedback to DCMS.

 

Cathy Gerosa

cgerosa@fcs.org.uk

Industry News

O2 to launch 5G network in UK capital cities in 2019

Published on 21/02/19 by info@telecompaper.com (Telecompaper)

Telefonica UK (O2) has confirmed that it will start the roll-out of its 5G network in 2019 in the four corners of the UK - in Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. The network will be expanded to...

FCS members please log in to view full article OR click here to view online

Telefonica UK adds 501,000 contract net additions in 2018

Published on 21/02/19 by info@telecompaper.com (Telecompaper)

Telefonica UK (O2) registered 501,000 contract net additions for the 12 months period to 31 December 2018 (282,000 excluding M2M), with market leading contract churn at 1 percent. The total contrac...

FCS members please log in to view full article OR click here to view online

NCSC chief insists UK has rigorous oversight regime for Huawei

Published on 21/02/19 by info@telecompaper.com (Telecompaper)

The CEO of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin, has told the CyberSec conference in Brussels that the UK Government will continue to monitor Chinese technology company Huawe...

FCS members please log in to view full article OR click here to view online

Latest News

Comms is a fast-moving multi-national industry. To make sure FCS members have the best possible chance to stay up to date with developments, FCS has partnered with Telecompaper to provide members with daily news-feeds, tailored specifically to the UK comms market.