Sector Coordination Lead, 5G Programme
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tony has spent over 25 years in the telecoms and technology industries, working on major projects at global firms including BT, IBM, Telstra, KPN, Swisscom, Prudential and China Gas, as well as with growth startup innovators. He is an Ambassador and former Executive Committee member of the TM Forum, and collaborated in producing some of the key thinking around partnership business models and B2B2X trading. His role at DCMS is to drive engagement with key players across industry sectors to encourage successful 5G investment and adoption in the UK.
3:25 pm - 3:55 pm
Panel: Digital Connectivity the key to service transformation: How IoT and 5G will shape the next generation of public Services
Theatre: Local Infrastructure
The Future Communications Challenge Group (FCCG)’s report suggests that UK leadership in 5G could result in the opportunity to create £173 billion of incremental UK GDP growth over a ten-year period from 2020 to 2030. The road to full fibre is paved with many challenges however the socio- economic rewards of a better-connected UK is within our reach and promises to deliver:
- A better place for and to do business/ Identify new markets and opportunities
- Measuring improvements in children’s attainment at school
- Increased access for elderly shows reduction of social isolation
- Digital skills improvements
- Reductions in unemployment and greater take-up of training opportunities
This session will consider:
- What is the new capability and what does it enable? Mutual hosting what does this mean?
- What is the scope for central and local Govt, regulator and industry collaboration?
- The public Sector as a major driver of 5G services
- 5G as an innovation enabler for public services in the city
- What regulation do we need to see change to facilitate change?
- Business rates for comms infrastructure
- Potential of harnessing existing infrastructure, e.g. Network Rail telecoms
- Next steps: How can we accelerate investment in high-capacity networks across the UK?
- The Public Service Pilots