Phase 3 - Open Market Review

An Open Market Review ("OMR") was planned and conducted in 2018 to establish existing and planned (next 3 years) commercial coverage of broadband services across Suffolk by all existing and any prospective, NGA broadband infrastructure providers.  

This OMR was a precursor to a formal public consultation document. The UK applies a best practice process that promotes the use of both an Open Market Review and a Public Consultation, the latter being conducted in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Broadband Guidelines. 

The OMR is now closed, and the results assisted us with understanding the broadband infrastructure (Next Generation Access (NGA)) already in place and where there are plans for investment in such infrastructure in the coming three years. The outcome of the Phase 3 OMR is the Phase 3 Intervention Area, which we consulted upon during the State Aid public consultation.


OMR Documents



OMR document (PDF, 183KB)

Map of Suffolk postcode centroids (PDF, 3MB)