The Network Evolution Programme (NEP) is a Data Communications Company (DCC) initiative geared towards defining and delivering future-proof Communications Hubs & Networks (CH&N) with an efficient supply chain and a longevity of at least 15 years. Maintaining Smart functionality over the longer term will require the introduction of new Communications Hubs (CHs) which use the newer 4G network. DCC has stood-up a CH&N Programme to assess options for and then implement a chosen solution to achieve this.
On 29 January 2021 the DCC was Directed by BEIS to produce an implementation plan for CH&N and this document is our consultation on that plan. The consultation closes on 7 May 2021.