Open Access Networks

Based in the UK, we provide advisory services to telecoms network owners, operators & investors relating to open access best practice, and a suite of wholesale platforms to enable open access, streamline operations and provide wholesale access to assets.

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We advise public sector organisations on procurement and management of (fibre) assets to deliver long term sustainable community value.


Building on extensive UK sector knowledge, we identify the models and vehicles/structures that have successfully delivered global infrastructure.


Working with operators, we enable wholesale and open access product capabilities to ensure compliance and increase value.

The era of Open Access is coming

Over the last 12 months a number of different initiatives have converged around the clear need to provide better and more transparent network information and access.

DCMS: Access to Infrastructure

The DCMS is reviewing the Access to Infrastructure regulations to make it easier to reuse existing passive infrastructure.

BDUK: outside in funding

A centrally managed (by BDUK) programme to deliver gigabit capable infrastructure to around 5m (f20) premises where coverage is not commercially viable.

Ofcom Gaining Provider-Led Switching

EECC implementation proposals by Ofcom aim to make it easier for consumers to switch broadband, mobile, pay TV & landline phones across different infrastructures.

Uk telecoms data task force

Bringing together industry and the public sector to deliver better outcomes in the telecoms sector by improving data availability and transparency.

Fibre Investments

Independent operators, major players & the government are investing.

With the goal of delivering “gigabit capable” connections to all, committed UK fibre investment is at all time high. Covid has shown us the future of work and connectivity will play a crucial part.

  • 01- Residential connections

  • 02- Business connectivity

  • 03- Mobile infrastructre

  • 04- Fixed wireless access

  • 05- Highspeed point to point

Our Services

Bid Response

With specialist knowledge of Open Access wholesale networks, and extensive public sector and transport experince, we provide credible telecoms bid support.

Business Cases

Need to build a more detailed business case?. Considering the physical routes and network design along with potential demand and capex & opex costs.

JV Structures

Identifying the best mix of private and public commercial vehicles, we support on state aid considerations and public sector procurement regulations.

Network Design Audit

We help clients understand their own network designs, including cable, ducting, routes, splices, co-location, power, passive & active equipment.


We independently support procurement and vendor selection processes, ensuring you have chosen the best partners for your project.

Product Development

We support existing service providers design and launch Open Access wholesale products, including changes to BSS/OSS and support.

We know Open Access

We have worked with a number of organisations to deliver the rationale for targetted fibre investment. Following successful global examples, Open Access is a consistent ingredient for fibre network sustainability.

Investment condition

Providing open and fair access to infrastructure built with public funds is a condition of receiving tax payers money.

Commercial opportunity

Developing “wholesale” products presents a significant commercial opportunity due to reduced acquisition costs.

Critical mass

Wholesale products offer the possibility of creating greater network utilisation reducing operational expenses.

Improved customer satisfaction

Using technology to automate much of the “inter operator” communications improves fix times and leads to happier customers.

Want to know more about Open Access?

Find out why Open Access is crucial to help the UK unlock the potential of gigabit capable broadband services.

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Software Platforms

Asset HUB

Asset HUB

  • Designing & building networks?
  • The Asset HUB platform provides a single source of your network truth. Using advanced mapping capabilities specifically for telecoms assets easily locate both your assets and open access assets from other operators, utilities or Public Sector organisations.
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Broadband HUB

Broadband HUB

  • Operating networks?
  • Use The Broadband HUB to automate service activation, testing & diagnostics accross a variety of open access operators, or access a growing number of ISPs, with APIs to steamline your processes and provide a dramatically better customer experience.
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Owain Taylor-Shaw

Owain Taylor-Shaw

August 2020

The Hubbub team initially helped us develop a high-level outline business case for commercialising our operational fibre network plans. They followed up with a detailed business case that helped the project secure funding to bring gigabit capable services to the Welsh valleys using a wholesale Open Access network.

Latest Posts

Access to Infrastructure - call for evidence

Why is the Government is reviewing the Access to Infrastructure Regulations, what this call for evidence signifies for the telecoms industry, and how we could expect the next steps to unfold… Given the extent to which COVID-19 has dominated the media since the start of the year, it’s hard to imagine that the Government has had time to think about anything other than how best to fight the pandemic.

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What is Open Access

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Contact Details

We operate as a group of advisory partners and have a wide range of specialists that we can call on to provide you with the most relevant information. Feel free to get in touch and let us know what you are looking for.

85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT