Connecting Rural Communities Remote Working 5G & Digital Innovation
Connecting Rural Communities
We are working with Local Government and Industry to connect some of the UK's hardest to reach communities with gigabit connectivity.
Remote Working
Our team of experts can help advise on all aspects of remote working, to help your business adapt and thrive in an era of Covid-19.
5G & Digital Innovation
We are working with Plymouth City Council on an innovative maritime 5G testbed, exploring the potential use of autonomous vessels for cross-channel and nearshore shipping.


We are

Broadband Access Strategies LLP

Our consultancy has been advising Local Government and Industry for over two decades

BAS is a consulting firm established to advise private and public sector organisations on creating innovative solutions for broadband connectivity. We now provide strategic, technical and commercial advice to Local, Regional and National Government; the UK rail, maritime and energy sectors; and private enterprise. BAS prides itself on providing clear, solid, innovative solutions to digital problems; working with organisations to help maximise opportunities, extract added value, create a robust futureproof evidence base and drive best value from their investments.

We Provide Advice On

Digital Connectivity: Gigabit, 5G & beyond

Over two decades experience advising: all levels of Government in the UK and internationally, regulators and the private sector communications industry on rural and urban connectivity. We have led technical assessments, drafted technical input to procurements and helped formulate and implement broadband schemes. We specialise in advanced radio technologies, spanning 5G through to FWA and LoRaWAN. We have worked to map mobile not spots for Local Government and have mobilised energy data to achieve cost and carbon savings.

Digital Strategies & Solutions

The digital agenda is critical to supporting Local Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership objectives, to support economic growth, productivity and social and economic inclusion. The COVID -19 pandemic has illustrated the impact of digital solutions to enable sectors of the economy to continue functioning. BAS is at the forefront of advising the public sector on their digital vision and strategy while basing recommendations on clear, tested, robust evidence

Transport & Maritime Ecosystem

We provide expert advice to the UK rail industry and a range of maritime stakeholders. We utilise our digital communications knowledge within their ecosystems to provide strategic advice to transport operators to transform trains and ships into fully connected , cyber-secure digital platforms; our expertise supports commercial, operational and procurement activities. BAS delivers regulatory support within the offshore maritime sphere addressing the re-use and operation of licensed spectrum beyond the territorial boundary.

Energy System Transformation

BAS is helping clients address the challenges and opportunities arising from climate change. Whether the need is for increased network resiliency, to support community energy scheme viability, assist the transition to low carbon solutions, or support energy use reduction, BAS experts can advise on locally appropriate, data and communications driven solutions.

Our Services Include

Technical Assurance & Evaluation

  • data assurance, analysis and insight
  • advanced GIS, interactive mapping and geospatial analysis
  • assurance of Next Generation Access (NGA) networks (including FTTP, FTTC, Fixed Wireless and mobile technologies), working to BDUK and State Aid requirements
  • mobile and fixed-line not spot cluster analysis/identification (to help inform future rollout strategies)

Developing Digital Strategies, Plans & Policies

  • undertaking Open Market Reviews (OMRs) and State Aid compliant Public Consultations on private and public sector coverage plans
  • conducting market analysis and prospective studies
  • advising on leveraging assets to deliver rollout efficiencies
  • helping support the development and targeting of community broadband schemes

Telecoms Regulation
& Policy

  • international expertise in digital communications policy development and regulation for governments and regulators
  • analysis and advice on wholesale market reviews, broadband and traditional universal service and access
  • advising on innovative uses of spectrum

Bid Writing
& Procurement

  • buyer and supplier side experience across public and private sector
  • running market engagement
  • advising on lotting strategies
  • scoring and evaluation of bids


  • undertaking market analysis
  • assessing commercial viability
  • identification and benchmarking of key performance indicators (KPIs)

Dynamic Energy

  • energy transition planning (at an estate holding, campus, building or community scale)
  • data driven Measurement and Targeting (M&T) campaigns
  • electric vehicle charging provision analysis
  • Smart Grid solution project initiation