Westminster eForum

5G rollout in the UK - network infrastructure, market development and coverage

Morning, Thursday, 23rd January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will consider next steps for 5G in the UK - and the positioning of this country in the global market for 5G development and services.


The conference takes place following the government publication of the final Statement of Strategic Priorities for Ofcom, including aspirations on 5G development and rollout.


The agenda and keynote speakers


Keynote contributions:


  • Taking forward the key aims set out in the Statement of Strategic Priorities - with James Heath, Director, Digital Infrastructure, DCMS;
  • Defragmentation, sharing and the upcoming spectrum auctions - with Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom;
  • The long-term transformational potential of 5G - with Regius Rahim Tafazolli, Director and Founder, Institute of Communication Systems and 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey; and
  • Developing the latest generation of wireless technologies - with Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, EMEA, Qualcomm.

Panel sessions:


  • Infrastructure rollout - tackling barriers, broadening coverage, and the potential applicability of the Neutral Host model:
    • Alastair Davidson, Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group and Advisory Board Member, UK5G Innovation Network;
    • Stephen Speirs, Product Management Leader, Customer Experience, Cisco Systems and Member, Advisory Committee, Scotland, Ofcom;
    • Sylvia Lu, Senior Technical Lead, 5G, u-blox and Advisory Board Member, UK5G Innovation Network;
    • Mark Stansfeld, Advisor, Three Mobile; Chairman, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Chairman, Worcestershire 5G; and
    • Jeremy Thompson, Executive Vice President, UK and Ireland, Huawei.
  • Consumer priorities for next-generation mobile and wireless services - pricing, security and reliability:
    • Dr Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics;
    • Diane Mullenex, Partner, Pinsent Masons;
    • Dr Helen Weeds, Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Business School, Imperial College London; and
    • Richard Wainer, Policy and Public Affairs Director, Networks, BT.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference


This Westminster eForum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; DCMS; Ofcom; NCSC; Home Office; MHCLG; Defra; Department for the Economy (NI); DfT; DIT; Government Legal Department; HMRC; MoD; The Scottish Government; Valuation Office Agency; Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; Wales Office and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speaker

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

Keynote Speakers

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

James Heath

Director, Digital Infrastructure, DCMS

Chairs

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael

David Duguid

Speakers

Mark Stansfeld

Advisor, Three Mobile; Chairman, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Chairman, Worcestershire 5G

Diane Mullenex

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Sylvia Lu

Senior Technical Lead, 5G, u-blox and Advisory Board Member, UK5G Innovation Network

Jeremy Thompson

Executive Vice President, UK and Ireland, Huawei

Stephen Speirs

Product Management Leader, Customer Experience, Cisco Systems and Member, Advisory Committee, Scotland, Ofcom

Dr Howard Benn

Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics

Alastair Davidson

Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group and Advisory Board Member, UK5G Innovation Network

Wassim Chourbaji

Senior Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, EMEA, Qualcomm

Dr Helen Weeds

Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Business School, Imperial College London

Regius Rahim Tafazolli

Director and Founder, Institute of Communication Systems and 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

Richard Wainer

Policy and Public Affairs Director, Networks, BT