2014 Report details for project: Mobile Infrastructure Project

Project name: Mobile Infrastructure Project - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: MIP is intended to provide economic growth through delivering a sustainable solution for people living and working in areas with no mobile coverage. The Mobile Infrastructure Project has been estimated at providing economic benefits of between £375m and £860m. Government committed in 2012 budget to provide coverage to up to 60,000 premises and 10 key roads in Not-Spots. Government will pay the infrastructure capital costs and all four Mobile Network Operators will provide state of the art coverage from the sites, as well as paying to operate them over the twenty-year life of the project.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: There are inherent uncertainties around building mobile phone networks. Sites must be economic to acquire, build and run; they need to have a power source within reasonable reach, access back to the mobile operators’ networks, be sufficiently accessible to build and operate, and cover sufficient people to make the investment of public money worthwhile. The MIP is progressively working through these questions for all of the sites, but until all have been surveyed, the precise number of sites will not be known.
Start date: 2011-10-01
End date: 2015-03-31
Schedule text: On schedule (as of September 2013)
Baseline: £71.00m
Forecast: £14.00m
Variance: -80.28%
Variance text: Correct at Q2. The MIP FBC was approved by HMT on 28 November, including in principle approval for expenditure in 15-16, and DCMS and HMT have agreed to re-visit the MIP CDEL profile in May 2014 when technical and radio planning work currently underway is complete and the cost profile more certain.
Whole Life Cost: £155.00m
WLCost text: Correct at Q2. Additional admin funding has since been awarded to BDUK which is reflected in the Q4 return. The costs reported in the GMPP returns are Government funding only. Other funding sources are not covered in these figures.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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