Investment in networks: what’s happening on the ground, and what can we do (or not do) to help?
IIC UK CHAPTER EVENT
monday, 1 july 2019
hosted by ofcom, London
A desire for more investment in advanced networks – fibre and 5G – was at the heart of the recent review of the European Communications Code. In the UK, this investment theme drove Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review and the Government's Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review. Now seems a good time to assess progress as we see operators digging the streets to lay fibre.
The aim of this discussion was to assess what’s actually happening on the ground, both in the UK and elsewhere in the world. We asked what policy makers and regulators can do to help: are further interventions required, or is it more important to provide infrastructure investors with a period of stability?
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Virgin Media
Group Public Policy Development Director, Vodafone Group
Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group UK
Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships, Huawei Technologies UK