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Next steps for UK spectrum - management strategy, licensing, regulation, sharing, access, innovation and preparing for future services

Morning, Tuesday, 8th February 2022


***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference is bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers to consider next steps for UK spectrum policy and regulation.


It will be an opportunity to examine Ofcom’s Spectrum Roadmap, as well as the Supporting the UK’s wireless future spectrum management strategy for the 2020s, which sets out plans for:

  • supporting wireless innovation
  • accommodating local and national services
  • promoting spectrum sharing

We also expect discussion on the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme and the 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy.


Overall, sessions in the agenda look at:

  • Ofcom’s spectrum management strategy - including a keynote session with Justin Moore, Principal Policy Advisor, Ofcom
  • the future for spectrum sharing - opportunities, commercial and knowledge exchange relationships, and priorities for innovation, technology, and use of data and analysis
  • licensing and regulation - ensuring local access, allocation flexibility, coverage, and accommodating the growing diversity of wireless services
  • innovation - realising the potential of 5G and identifying future spectrum use cases, supporting R&D, early availability of spectrum, and influencing international standards
  • policy - priorities for future spectrum allocation and regulation

Attendees

Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from the Cabinet Office; the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport; the Isle Of Man Government; Ofcom; and The Scottish Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Arqiva.


Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Policy Tracker and Satellite Evolution Group.


Overall, we expect further speakers and other delegates to be an informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with key stakeholders from the mobile, telecoms and technology sector, their advisors and suppliers, local and community media services, those in the radio and TV sector, technologists, consultants, lawyers, organisations and individuals representing the views of consumers and citizens, academics, educational and research institutions, and reporters from the national and specialist media.


This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference



Keynote Speaker

Justin Moore

Principal Policy Advisor, Ofcom

Speakers

Tony Lavender

Partner, Plum Consulting

Professor William Webb

CEO, Webb Search; and former President, Institution of Engineering and Technology

Chris Cheeseman

Head of Spectrum Policy, BT Group

Dr Barbara Veronese

Partner, Oxera

David Burns

CEO, Wireless Coverage

Nicholas Blades

Director, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Virgin Media O2