2016 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Government's Mobile Infrastructure Project aims to provide mobile voice coverage to areas of the UK that have not been covered by the commercial sector by building new mobile masts. The Mobile Infrastructure Project will bring voice and data services to some of the most remote parts of the UK for the first time. The project was extended in 2014 by a further year and is due to end in March 2016.DCMS have partnered with Arqiva and 4 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to identify areas of no coverage and build mobile phone infrastructure. The project is addressing complete "Not Spots" and not "Partial Not Spots" for state aid reasons. Not Spots are defined as areas devoid of network coverage from all mobile providers.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Programme is Amber and is scheduled to complete at end of March 2016.
Start date: 2011-10-01
End date: 2016-03-31
Schedule text: Contract signed with Arqiva 10 May 2013. The project is due to complete in March 2016. BDUK estimate that the Mobile Infrastructure Project will deliver between 40 and 60 masts covering around 6,000-7,000 premises and have a high confidence level on delivery.
Baseline: £28.47m
Forecast: £28.07m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £43.97m
WLCost text: 1. The 2015/16 CDEL forecasts have been amended since the Q1 return due to continued re-forecasting. As the pipeline is delivered this will be revised based on actuals. 2. The 2015/16 forecast is based on 70 masts being delivered by March 2016. This is the maximum likely to be achieved. 3. Retention payments in 2016/17 will be up to £1.2m. £0.5m for force majeure and slippage into 2016/17 has also been included. 4. Current RDEL budgets end in 15/16, the 16/17 forecast reflect the funding applied for in the spending review which assumes that staff will roll off over the course of 16/17. 5. Original budget allocation of £150m.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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