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A Digital Vision for Scotland Dr Trudy Nicolson Head of Broadband Polic y Scottish Government 27 March 2013. Our vision for 2020. Scotland is a world class digital nation by 2020. www.scotlandsdigitaldialogue.org. Scotland’s Digital Strategy. Digital Connectivity.

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A Digital Vision for Scotland

Dr Trudy Nicolson

Head of Broadband Policy Scottish Government

27 March 2013


Our vision for 2020

Scotlandis a world class digital nation by 2020

www.scotlandsdigitaldialogue.org


Scotland’s Digital Strategy

Digital Connectivity

Public Service Delivery

Scotland is well positioned to take full advantage of all the opportunities of the digital age

Digital Participation

Digital Economy



Connectivity

  • By 2020, a future-proofed infrastructurethat supports any device, anywhere, anytime connectivity

  • A longer term plan with the right mechanisms, partnerships and commercial models in place

  • Delivered in a sustainable way and in partnership with industry


Making a step change by 2015
Making a Step Change by 2015

Making a Step Change by 2015

  • £240 million Government investment

  • At least 85% of premises across Scotland able to connect to NGB

  • A minimum of 75% of premises in each Local Authority able to connect to NGB

  • No premise to have a slower connection than 2Mbps


Delivering local projects
Delivering Local Projects

Delivering Local Projects

  • Demonstrations and pilots of new technology and its practical application

  • Community Broadband Scotland


Economy

  • leading digital economy where our research base and companies are recognised internationally, are supported and encouraged to grow

  • a workforce which has the skills and confidence to exploit digital technologies

    attractive destination for investment


Strengths and Opportunities

Strengths and Opportunities

Big data


Smart Systems

m2m

Smart Communities

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Image courtesy of Telefonica UK


Demand Stimulation

  • Will increase take up rates

  • Accelerate adoption of web based practises

  • Allow greater delivery and uptake of online public services

  • Create more “internet savvy” businesses and individuals


All of which
All of which

Supports the Virtuous Circle

  • Means faster access for more which increases traffic

  • More traffic = increase in size of the market

  • Creates a Scottish market for Scottish services

  • Allows greater consumption of commercial and public online services


Internet exchange for scotland
Internet Exchange for Scotland

Internet Exchange for Scotland

  • Is a key component of the Scottish Government’s vision for a world class digital nation

  • Can put us on a path to world class now

  • Partnership with industry leading and public sector supporting

  • Feeds the virtuous circle by…………

    …….improving the experience of Scottish users driving take up, usage and subsequent investment in infrastructure, local content distribution and associated development of services and applications.


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