About Us

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

BAS is a consulting firm that started out helping private and public sector organisations find innovative solutions to improving their broadband connectivity. Since our inception in 2001, BAS has expanded and now provides technical and commercial advice to Local, Regional and National Government; the UK rail sector; and private enterprise. BAS prides itself on providing clear, solid, flexible solutions to Digital problems; working with organisations to help maximise opportunities, extract added value, futureproof solutions, and drive best value from their investments.

Based in the predominantly rural County of Devon, we are fully aware of the impacts the Digital Divide is having on our communities and economy, and are passionate about tackling this issue. To date we have worked with Local Government and industry to deliver improved connectivity to over 300,000 premises that would have otherwise been left out of private sector plans (6,000 of which within Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks – some of the remotest parts of the UK).

We have been closely involved at all stages of delivery, from handling Open Market Reviews (OMRs), through to advice on procurement/due-diligence, and carrying out technical assurance and evaluation of public-sector contracts. We are therefore fully aware of the challenges faced when it comes to reducing the Digital Divide, and have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience working on multi-partnership programmes involving both large and small telecommunications companies, and Local and Central Government partners.

In addition to our work improving rural connectivity, we are particularly proud of our track record of delivering innovative solutions across the UK Rail Sector. BAS has worked with the industry to develop extensive technical and market trials examining passenger WiFi for voice and data communications. As a result, we have developed wide ranging knowledge of the UK rail market including the ability for rail to extend the reach of traditional communications infrastructure into remote and rural areas.