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Westminster eForum Policy Conference - Next Steps for telecoms infrastructure in the UK

By Amanda

Date / Time:
Wednesday, 10th July 2019
08:30 to 13:00
Westminster eForum
Contact details:
Peter Van Gelder, Director Westminster eForum
Central London
Central London
Registration link:


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.