2014 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: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
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/Green
DCA text: The key action was to clear and auction the spectrum which happened in Feb 2013. The remaining elements of SCAP are either now complete or completing, with mitigated existing users either migrated or soon migrating to new frequencies.
Start date: 2011-06-22
End date: 2014-12-31
Schedule text: Short Range devices, Programme Making & Special Events and the 4G Award have all completed. The HO project's second phase has now moved out of SCAP, and the remainder of the programme is on schedule to complete by March 2015.
Baseline: £86.16m
Forecast: £55.03m
Variance: -36.13%
Variance text: Large variance due to return of HO project funding to HMT and underspend/return of contingency for radar remediation scheme.
Whole Life Cost: £247.43m
WLCost text: The whole programme has come in under budget as risks have been managed and potentially expensive scenarios (such as failures of equipment or planned remediations) have not occurred. Therefore contingencies have not been needed.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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