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 at 4pm
hosted by ofcom
Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HA
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, and equipment manufacturers turning up to the Mobile World Congress with real 5G hardware.
The aim of this discussion is to assess what’s actually happening on the ground, both in the UK and elsewhere in the world. We will ask 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?