Westminster eForum

Priorities for telecommunications infrastructure in the UK - investment models, the regulatory framework and delivering fibre to the home

Morning, Thursday, 28th June 2018

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR


This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the future of UK telecommunications infrastructure in light of the Government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review.

Delegates will assess key perspectives brought out in response to the Review, with discussion expected to revolve around the best route to ultrafast broadband, what are the optimal market structures and investment models to support delivery, the roles of different providers, and how might the regulatory framework need to develop.

The agenda includes an overview of progress and next steps for the UK’s broadband infrastructure and of responses to the consultation; assessment of the models for investment in UK digital infrastructure; discussion on the framework for regulation to deliver the UK’s broadband infrastructure of the future; and a session on implications for policy.

Guest of Honour

James Heath

Director, Telecoms, DCMS

Guest of Honour

James Heath

Director, Telecoms, DCMS

Keynote Speaker

Yih-Choung Teh

Competition Policy Director, Ofcom


Alan Brown MP

Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Infrastructure and Energy


Vesa Terävä

Head of Unit Regulatory Coordination & Users, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Matt Yardley

Partner, Analysys Mason

Catherine Colloms

Director of Corporate Affairs, Openreach

Sarah Hayes

Senior Regulatory Advisor, National Infrastructure Commission

Iain Wood

Director of Corporate Affairs & Regulation, TalkTalk

Dana Tobak

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hyperoptic

Daniel Butler

Head of Public Affairs, Virgin Media

Professor Martin Cave

Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

Emily Clark

Chief Economist, BT

Alex Blowers

Head of Regulatory Affairs, CityFibre