Westminster eForum

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

Morning, Thursday, 23rd January 2020

1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

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.


It takes place following the Government’s publication of the final Statement of Strategic Priorities for Ofcom, including aspirations on 5G development and rollout.


Speakers

The agenda includes keynote contributions from:

  • James Heath, Director, Digital Infrastructure, DCMS;
  • Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom; and
  • Regius Rahim Tafazolli, Director and Founder, Institute of Communication Systems and 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey; and
  • Hans Hammar, Head of Radio Networks, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Howard Benn, Samsung Electronics; Sylvia Lu, u-blox and UK5G Innovation Network; Diane Mullenex, Pinsent Masons; Dez O’Connor, Cisco; Mark Stansfeld, Three Mobile, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire 5G; Corey Deng, Huawei; Richard Wainer, BT and Dr Helen Weeds, Charles River Associates and Imperial College London.


The agenda

  • Policy priorities for 5G - taking forward the key aims set out in the Statement of Strategic Priorities;
  • Spectrum priorities for enabling the rollout of 5G across the UK - defragmentation, sharing and the upcoming spectrum auctions;
  • Next steps for infrastructure rollout - tackling barriers, broadening coverage, and the potential applicability of the Neutral Host model;
  • Consumer priorities for next-generation mobile and wireless services - pricing, security and reliability;
  • The way forward for developing the latest generation of wireless technologies; and
  • The long-term transformational potential of 5G - prospective use cases across the wider economy.

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: the BEIS; Cabinet Office; DCMS; Department for the Economy (NI); Defra; DfT; DIT; Government Legal Department; HMRC; Home Office; MoD; MHCLG; NAO; National Infrastructure Commission; NCA; NCSC; Ofcom; Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland; Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; Scottish Government; UK Space Agency; Valuation Office Agency; Wales Office and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speaker

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

Keynote Speakers

Hans Hammar

Head of Radio Networks, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson

Regius Rahim Tafazolli

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

Philip Marnick

Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

James Heath

Director, Digital Infrastructure, DCMS

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

Dez O’Connor

5G & Mobility Business Development, Cisco

Dr Howard Benn

Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics

Corey Deng

Director, Cyber Security Office, UK and Ireland, Huawei

Dr Helen Weeds

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

Richard Wainer

Policy and Public Affairs Director, Networks, BT