Information is critical, and one of the key problems commercial players have when it comes to researching, designing and building gigabit connectivity is understanding what assets are already available, and how local authorities can make them available.
The problem is much wider than just agreeing wayleaves and road closure notices. Effective GIS mapping of assets and making these available via a secure portal to third parties means that everyone is much better informed about the location, nature and type of asset available. Standardising access to these assets across multiple local authorities means less work for the commercial operator, and a more streamlined and better understood process. This in turn will lead to more engagement and better, more thought-through commercial investment in the area.