Westminster eForum

Next steps for telecoms infrastructure in the UK: competition, network investment and achieving full fibre coverage

Morning, Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will discuss the next steps for telecoms infrastructure in the UK - looking at key issues around competition, network investment and achieving full fibre coverage.


The conference will examine priorities for future investment in telecoms infrastructure and follows the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review and interim government response to the NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment which set out priorities for the development of the UK’s digital infrastructure including full fibre and 5G rollout.


Policymakers and industry stakeholders will assess the progress towards fulfilling the Universal Service Obligation - including the impact of programmes such as the Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme and Local Full Fibre Networks Challenge Fund - and key issues for competition policy, the structure of the telecommunications market and enhancing consumer experience.


Sessions will also examine the future for the regulatory framework, following the public consultation on the Statement of Strategic Priorities for Ofcom and as it outlines its Annual Plan for 2019/20, as well as considering what more is needed to encourage long-term investment, reduce deployment costs and increasing the extent of infrastructure sharing across the sector.



Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Oxley

Group Director, Competition, Ofcom and Chief Executive, UK Regulators Network

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Oxley

Group Director, Competition, Ofcom and Chief Executive, UK Regulators Network

Speakers

Alastair Davidson

Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group and Member, UK5G Innovation Network

Emily Clark

Chief Economist, BT Group

Diane Mullenex

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Richard Spencer

Panel Member, Communications Consumer Panel

Andrea Dona

Head of Networks, Vodafone UK

Mark Shurmer

Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, Openreach