Many countries are currently either planning or implementing National Broadband Networks (NBN).
The benefits from these developments are well articulated and governments often provide support for these projects through direct funding, subsidizing the rollout and by making sure the right regulatory and legal framework is in place for successful deployment. We expect that the trend of deploying fixed line NBNs based on fibre will continue for the next several years.
In our work we have often seen operators repeat the same mistakes as in previous deployments. This appears to be because NBN planners often do not devote enough time to learning the challenges faced by other NBN projects. In this whitepaper we identify what we believe are the top 10 strategy, planning and implementation challenges related to new NBN projects. This is derived from our experience providing consulting to broadband operators.