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24th January 2024

Small Nations Regulators Forum 2024 – Online meeting

Small Nations Regulators Forum, Virtual Event

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2023
15:00 -17:00 GMT
Online meeting, Zoom

By Invitation only

This is an opportunity for members of the IIC’s Small Nations Regulators Forum to engage with colleagues in a small group setting to share experiences, problem-solve, and plan for next steps.

Purpose: To discuss the next area of priority from the recent SNRF feedback, which is FTTH – licensing, benefits, digital divide.


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The benefits and challenges of FTTH was the topic for the first Small Nations Regulators Forum of 2024, held online on 24 January. SNRF Chair Tim Ringsdore summarises.

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Brian Potterill Policy Director, Ofcom

Brian Potterill is a Policy Director in Ofcom’s Network and Communications Group, with 30 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, working in industry, as a consultant and now as a regulator.

Brian spent his early career at Orange during its launch as the 4th mobile operator in the UK before moving on to PwC’s telecom strategy consulting team.

Brian has worked in more than 50 countries across both fixed and mobile. Brian joined Ofcom in 2013 and has since been involved in the development of Ofcom’s regulation in fixed and more recently Ofcom’s mobile strategy.

Tim Ringsdore Chief Executive and Board Member, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)

Tim Ringsdore has over 15 years extensive experience as a Managing Director within the telecoms industry, working at Board level across the Channel Islands, London and the Caribbean.

Mr Ringsdore was Managing Director of Jersey Telecom and was pivotal in setting up Wave Telecom in Guernsey. He had responsibility for consumers and corporate clients across both Islands. Mr Ringsdore was also instrumental in developing JT’s global business with the acquisition of Worldstone in 2012.

Mr Ringsdore moved back to the Channel Islands to join the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) after leading Cable & Wireless as Managing Director based in the British Virgin Islands. He had jurisdictional and overall financial responsibility for the Cable & Wireless business in the BVI and was responsible for developing relationships with government, the industry regulator and corporate clients. During this time, he successfully restructured and rebranded the business to help improve credibility and the customer experience.

As CEO for the JCRA, Mr Ringsdore is focussing on delivering strong results which will support the economic strategic objectives for the Island and its citizens. He will help ensure that Jersey receives the best value, choice and access to high quality services in addition to promoting competition and consumers’ interests.

Wednesday 24 January 2024

14:00 BST Welcome

Tim Ringsdore, Chair, SNRF; Chief Executive and Board Member, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)


14:10 BST Introduction to Guest Speaker

Sean Kennedy, Partner, DT Economics LLP; Treasurer, International Institute of Communications

  • IIC SNRF / DT Economics project overview


14:25 BST Discussion

Number 3 of the SNRF ‘top 5′ feedback:

  • Satellite services – how do small nations regulate this, how to protect consumers, how might this affect existing operators.


15:05 BST Discussion & Questions

Identify next steps for SNRF including:

  • Agree in principle to work with DT Economics
  • Discuss agenda for Cologne SNRF meeting (17 October 2023, in-person)
15:50 BST Summary of Discussion

Tim Ringsdore, Chair, SNRF; Chief Executive and Board Member, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)


15:55 BST Closing speech

Tim Ringsdore, Chair, SNRF; Chief Executive and Board Member, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)


16:00 BST Close
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