Westminster eForum

The future for the mobile market in the UK - consolidation, competition and regulation

Morning, Thursday, 5th July 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar is bringing together senior regulators and government officials with stakeholders to discuss issues at a key point in the development of the UK mobile market, focusing on consolidation, competition and regulation.


Discussion will focus on the impact of consolidation and other market factors on competition in the mobile market and the offer to consumers.


Delegates will also examine issues around technology and infrastructure rollout, including coverage, quality of service and network extension; and consider what further regulatory action might be needed to improve mobile services and support fair competition.


Further sessions assess the impact of Ofcom’s recent initial spectrum auction - aimed at increasing mobile broadband capacity for current users and paving the way for 5G - on the shape of the market, and will look ahead to the further 5G spectrum auction next year - exploring issues around 5G deployment, and opportunities for device and service innovation.



Guests of Honour

Melissa Giordano

Deputy Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Spectrum, DCMS

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

Guests of Honour

Melissa Giordano

Deputy Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Spectrum, DCMS

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

Chair

Darren Jones MP

Speakers

Inge Hansen

Director of Regulatory Strategy, EE

Graham Louth

Partner, Aetha Consulting

Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson

Andrew Hudson

Head of Policy, GSMA

Lawrence Wardle

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica UK

Paul Morris

Head of Government Affairs, Vodafone

Jenine Hulsmann

Partner, Clifford Chance

Michael Bryan-Brown

Managing Director, Regulation & Competition Policy, Liberty Global