• Key speakers to debate UK’s broadband ecosystem at Connected Britain 2018

        • Senior representatives from CityFibre, TalkTalk, Three, Ofcom, Gigaclear and EE are the latest names who will meet in London at the key event for the UK’s broadband ecosystem, Connected Britain 2018. 

          Held at the Business Design Centre on Tuesday 19thJune and Wednesday 20thJune, the fourth annual Connected Britain conference is set to bring together telcos, national and local government, investors and many more to streamline the UK’s broadband strategy.

          With more than 25 years of telecom, internet and technology-based experience behind him, Greg Mesch, CEO ofCityFibre, will present his company’s perspective on a panel titled ‘Next Steps: How can we accelerate investment in high-capacity networks across the UK?’Greg will be joined by other key industry speakers including Trista Harrison, CEO of TalkTalk, who will discuss TalkTalk’s road to full fibre and take a look at the progress and key developments in the last year.

          Rob Chambers, Managing Director at Total Telecom said, “we are very pleased to welcome some of the key names in UK connectivity and hear how they are embracing and adapting to the changing connectivity landscape in the UK. The UK broadband industry is at a pivotal point as new technologies like the IoT and 5G emerge and Connected Britain’s line up of speakers will delve into the work that is being done on future networks and the challenges that are still to be addressed.”  

          Other speakers include:

          • Marc Allera, CEO of EE, Dave Dyson, CEO of Three, Derek McManus, COO of O2, and Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum, at Ofcom, will come together to discuss whether the UK will be ready for the 5G launch in 2020 and investment strategies for building 5G networks 
          • Sharon White, CEO of Ofcom, who will deliver the first day’s keynote presentation on 5G delivery strategy
          • Matthew Hare, CEO of Gigaclear, who is set to take part on a panel to discuss how the UK’s connectivity landscape will be reshaped from 2018 to 2025. Joining Matthew on the panel are senior speakers from Hyperoptic, Virgin Media, Analysys Mason and Virgin Media

          A Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Programme workshop will take place on day one and will give delegates the chance to hear from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and the Crown Commercial Service on the opportunities emerging from the LFFN Programme. In addition, a look at the proposed broadband legislation will take place on day two and will bring together senior speakers from key political parties to discuss the role the Government should play and how legislation can better incentivise investment.  

          The Connected Britain Awards are spread across eight categories, including The Superfast Award, Fibre Connectivity Awards, The IoT Award and the Digital Skills Award and drew applications from every corner of Britain’s connectivity landscape, from small operators, large multi-national organisations and government bodies.

          For more information about Connected Britain, or to register to attend the event, visit www.totaltele.com/connectedbritain.

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