Digital connectivity is a critical building block for the modern U.K. economy but less than 2%1 of U.K. premises are currently estimated to have access to ultrafast fibre to the premise (FTTP) connectivity.
The roll-out of ultrafast broadband and other high speed digital infrastructure across the U.K. is driven by growing demand from end-consumers, many of whom remain poorly or under-served by existing infrastructure.
Amber sees full-fibre broadband, together with the fibre networks that underpin 5G, as one of the most promising sectors in the infrastructure and wider alternatives asset class. Broadband connectivity to the home and workplace is has become a vital part of core economic infrastructure with clear long term parallels with established utilities like gas, electricity and water.
Amber has established the National Digital Infrastructure Fund with HM Government to boost the deployment of full-fibre connections and ultrafast broadband access across the UK.
1. Analysys Mason, based on actual numbers for 1H 2015 and forecasts for 2H 2015.View more information about the National Digital Infrastructure Fund