Westminster eForum

Priorities for UK spectrum policy: demand, developing 5G, and the UK's international role

Morning, Thursday, 6th July 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will assess the way forward for UK spectrum policy and management - looking at regulation, innovation and international relationships.


As Ofcom announces its thinking and plans for 5G development, delegates will discuss the best ways to encourage investment, ensure the availability of key bands such as 3.4GHz – 3.8GHz and above 26GHz as well UK leadership internationally in this field at a time when the implications of Brexit are being debated.


Delegates will also discuss the ever increasing demand for spectrum, and the best ways to reconcile that whilst protecting other users and services at a time when Ofcom has closed its consultation into 2.3 GHz and 3.4GHz awards. They will also assess how some services could utilise improved 4G and broadband networks to deliver services in different ways, either in certain areas or entirely. Other areas for discussion will include the continued progress and investment in the rollout of 4G, the wider international landscape and the UK's role within it and spectrum for emerging technologies like IoT.



Guests of Honour

Dr Nick Munn

Head of Spectrum Policy, Digital Economy Unit, DCMS

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group, Ofcom

Guests of Honour

Dr Nick Munn

Head of Spectrum Policy, Digital Economy Unit, DCMS

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group, Ofcom

Keynote Speaker

Tony Lavender

Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Plum Consulting

Speakers

Kenny Kamal

Product and Technology Director, Arqiva

Jonathan Thompson

Chief Executive, Digital UK

Pasquale Cataldi

R&D Engineer and Efficient Spectrum Evangelist, Nominet

Raj Sivalingam

Executive Director, Telecoms and UK Spectrum Policy Forum, techUK

Dr Charles Chambers

Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

Janette Stewart

Principal, Analysys Mason

Tom Levine

Partner, Allen & Overy

Alan March

Senior Manager, Spectrum Affairs and System Design, Sennheiser