2013 Report details for project: Spectrum Clearance and Awards Programme

Project name: Spectrum Clearance and Awards Programme - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: To make the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands available, by clearing existing users and holding an auction for new licences, for the competitive provision of next generation wireless broadband services across the whole of the UK as soon as practically possible (extending across as much of the UK as possible by end 2013), with minimal restriction, whilst appropriately mitigating and managing the risk of harmful interference to neighbouring spectrum users. To deliver SCAP within the SCAP budget set by Government.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: As of 25/03/2013 Ofcom successfully completed the auction in February 2013. On 1 March licensees were awarded to the winning bidders. Total proceeds from the auction were £2,368,273,322.
Start date: 2011-06-22
End date: 2014-12-31
Schedule text: As of 25/03/2013 Government has been working with suppliers closely with the aim of accelerating the activities to clear remaining users out of the 4G spectrum. A tight timetable with no contingency is in place for making the 2.6GHz band available in London and the South East by end June and the rest of the UK by late 2013/early 2014. There are risks to delivery of this accelerated timetable that we are managing. The 800MHz band is now effectively usable and work is underway to find new homes for those services moving.
Baseline: £116.40m
Forecast: £101.99m
Variance: -12.38%
Variance text: Completion of Ofcom's quarterly review in July produced a £2.7m decrease in capital.
Whole Life Cost: £281.20m
WLCost text: Contingency of approximately 5% on capital is confirmed as being available towards the end of the Programme.
Sourcefile: DCMS_2013.csv

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