BSG launch report into small business connectivity requirementsMatthew Evans
The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) will launch a report undertaken by Communications Chambers into the connectivity requirements of small businesses on 2 September.
Utilising the methodology that underpinned our study into household demand for bandwidth, the report and model seek to capture the rich diversity of small businesses (1 to 49 employees) and their differing bandwidth, both upstream and downstream, requirements.
Small businesses are a key part of the economic recovery yet their connectivity needs – essential to enabling greater productivity – are not well understood. The model analyses 2450 premises types, ranging from a 1 person food manufacturer to a 49 person computer software business.
Understandably, the bandwidth requirements of each reflects the broad and diverse make-up of the small business sector. This has important implications for current and future network deployments by both the private and public sector.
Date: Wednesday 2 September 1400 – 1600 followed by a networking reception
Location: techUK, 10 St Bride St, London, EC4A 4AD
To register please email: [email protected]
Rob Kenny, who led this work for Communications Chambers, will present the report which will be followed by a panel discussion made up of representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses, Virgin Media and Vodafone. The whole event will be chaired by Richard Hooper CBE.