Next steps for the UK telecoms sector: growth, consolidation and regulation

Event Info

Thu 3 Mar, 2016 from 8:30am - 1:00pm
Central London
Cost: £210 plus VAT


As Ofcom finalises its initial set of conclusions from its ongoing strategic review of digital communications and sets out a clear plan for next steps, this seminar will offer delegates a timely opportunity to assess priorities for the regulatory framework for the UK’s digital communications markets.

Planned sessions consider regulatory approaches for supporting fair competition, and innovation and quality of services, within the UK telecoms market in light of increased merger and acquisitions activity and the continuing blurring of boundaries between landline, mobile and broadband markets following the emergence of quadplay. Ongoing consolidation in different areas of the market will be discussed, as will consumer experience and choice throughout the UK and more widely as the European Commission reviews the EU telecom regulatory framework as part of its Digital Single Market strategy.

Further sessions analyse future market factors which are likely to impact the telecoms sector - and strategic priorities for industry, Government and regulators to help increase investment, foster further cross-sector partnerships and identify areas for possible deregulation in the context of changing needs of individual consumers and businesses.

We are delighted that Clive Carter, Director of Strategy, Ofcom and Theo Bertram, Public Policy Manager, EMEA, Google have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

At this early stage Julian Ashworth, Global Director of Group Industry Policy, BT Group; Paul Graham, Partner, Head of Communications, Fieldfisher; Alex Holt, Partner and Head of Telecoms, KPMG; Raj Sivalingam, Executive Director, Telecoms and UK Spectrum Policy Forum, techUK; Stefan Stanislawski, Founding Partner, Ventura Team and a speaker confirmed from Virgin Media have also agreed to speak.

Lord Best, Chair, House of Lords Communications Committee has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar.