techUK Insights RSS Feed - http://www.techuk.org techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 techUK.org http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12241-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-uhf-band-694-960-mhz Contract Opportunity for SPF Study on UHF Band (694–960 MHz) http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12241-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-uhf-band-694-960-mhz Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:45:10 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Invitation to tender for a SPF study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz) <blockquote><span style="color: #06a86b;">Invitation to tender for a Spectrum Policy Forum study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz)</span></blockquote> <p>The provisional agenda for ITU WRC-23 includes a review of mobile and broadcasting requirements in the 470—960 MHz band. Irrespective of the ITU work it will be important at a national and European level to develop long-term spectrum policy in relation to this frequency range.</p> <p>The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) could have a valuable role in supporting Ofcom/Government in establishing the UK position and proposals under this WRC-23 agenda item and related national/European work.&nbsp;The recent Digital UK sponsored study (Aetha, Nov 2017), that looked at potential long-term options to reconfigure mobile in the 694-960MHz range was an interesting early input to this debate.</p> <p>The SPF is therefore looking to commission some further work to look in more detail and respond to some of the suggestions within that study - including the practical feasibility of migrating to a large FDD band, three TDD bands, or an all TDD plan, to examine and evaluate some of the intermediate steps in more detail, as well as to investigate the issues on a much wider basis.</p> <p>Please find below details of an invitation to tender for a study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz). The scope of the study is given in the first attachment, and also attached are the guidelines that we use on competitive study contract awards.</p> <p><strong>The deadline for receiving bids is 21 March 2018.</strong> Selection will be undertaken via a panel of volunteers from the SPF Steering Board (unconnected with bidding candidates). We expect to announce by 29 March the selected contractor to conduct the study - anticipated to commence in April to be completed by 28 June 2018.</p> <p>Final bids and any requests for clarification should be sent to <a href="mailto:Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org">Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org</a></p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> (@UK_SPF) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12206-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy techUK Responds to Ofcom Fixed Wireless Spectrum Strategy http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12206-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:13:41 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom consultation on proposed next steps to enable future uses of fixed wireless links <p>Ofcom&nbsp;previously&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/call-for-inputs-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">gathered information on how the uses of fixed wireless links could change over the next 5-10 years</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This recent document <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">summarises Ofcom's key findings and consults</a>&nbsp;on specific areas which focus on enabling ultra-high capacity wireless backhaul requirements for the future.</p> <p>techUK's&nbsp;response was developed through techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-communications-infrastructure-council" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>:</p> <p><em>"techUK members make extensive use of existing fixed links spectrum and are interested in how the regulation of bands in use today may change and in new spectrum bands that are not yet available.</em></p> <p><em>Many of our members with interests in fixed wireless links have participated in recent relevant debates within UK Spectrum Policy Forum, including workshops where issues concerning bands above 50GHz have been debated, and where flexible spectrum access requirements have been. This techUK response reflects many of the views and some conclusions from the Spectrum Policy Forum discussions."</em></p> <p>techUK's comments in response to the consultation questions are provided in the attached consultation response.</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;More information on techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a> is available.&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:51:00 +0000 Zahid Ghadialy (techUK) zahid.ghadialy@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 25 January 2018<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="127" height="108" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from 11 January UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board &amp; Cluster Chairs Update<br /></strong>Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman &amp; Cluster Chairs</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" target="_blank" title="Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates">Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award<br /></strong>Dr. Samuel Ritchie, Radio Spectrum Advisor to the Commission &amp; George Merrigan, Director of Market Framework, ComReg</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" target="_blank" title="The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg">The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>In Conversation with Jane Humphreys: Joe Butler<br /></strong>Jane Humphreys, techUK &amp; Joe Butler, Chief Scientific Advisor, DCMS</p> <p><img src="images/assets/UK_SPF_Plenary_-_Jane_Humphreys_and_Joe_Butler.jpg" alt="UK SPF Plenary - Jane Humphreys and Joe Butler" width="556" height="313" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>Our Digital Future: Smart Analysis of Smart Technology<br /></strong>William Webb, CEO, Weightless SIG and Director, Webb Search</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" target="_blank" title="Our Digital Future - Webb Search">Our Digital Future - Webb Search</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>AOB and Close<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives Report: What does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:44:28 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org A white paper prepared by QinetiQ for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum <blockquote><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/12165?file=WhitePaper_-_QinetiQ_for_SPF_-_What_does_the_UK_need_to_pursue_its_spectrum_resilience_Final.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMjE2NS1yZXBvcnQtd2hhdC1kb2VzLXRoZS11ay1uZWVkLXRvLWRvLXRvLXB1cnN1ZS1pdHMtc3BlY3RydW0tcmVzaWxpZW5jZS1vYmplY3RpdmVz" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/White_Paper_image_-_what_does_the_UK_need_to_do_to_pursue_its_spectrum_resilience_objectives.JPG" alt="White Paper image - what does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives" width="202" height="283" style="float: right;" /></a>This QinetiQ white paper for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum considers what the UK needs to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives.</blockquote> <p>Radio spectrum access is critical - it underpins the UK’s economy and provides significant social value through the range of applications it supports. It is, therefore, part of the UK’s (soft) infrastructure and the access to it should be resilient and appropriate spectrum protection measures should be implemented by businesses and users. It is UK Government policy to have resilience in its Critical National Infrastructure, however, as spectrum access is pervasive, there is also a need to ensure that other key systems and services, in an increasingly integrated and interdependent society, are resilient.</p> <p>This white paper, based on the outcomes of two UK Spectrum Policy Forum&nbsp; workshops (<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10751-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resiliency-meeting-notes" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/8338-meeting-notes-uk-spf-spectrum-infrastructure-resiliency-interference" target="_blank">2</a>), first outlines the broad need for resilient systems and provides two examples that illustrate the potential ripple or cascade effects that disruptive effects could cause. These demonstrate the need to conduct system level testing to ensure that unexpected (ripple or cascade) effects can be understood and mitigated.</p> <p>A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12164-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resilience" target="_blank">further workshop on spectrum resilience</a> will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 03 May 2018 at techUK.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g UK SPF Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:43:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G <p><strong>ate:</strong> Monday 11 December 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chairs:</strong> <strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, Viatec and <strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome, Introduction Scene Setting including Utilities and 5G<br /></strong>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates and Cluster 2 Co-Chair</p> <p><strong>PSSR Program Progress Report and future 2018 plans<br /></strong>Lisa Roper, Defence Spectrum Release and Sharing, MOD</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/yZePHT8sNpapby" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/yZePHT8sNpapby" target="_blank" title="Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD">Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>CMU Update Review of Aug '17 report and ongoing work<br /></strong>Helen Mitchell, Head, Spectrum Central Management Unit</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" target="_blank" title="CMU Update Review ">CMU Update Review </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Utilities Spectrum Update and discussion on 406MHz - 430MHz sharing and trials</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Peter Couch, MD JRC</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" target="_blank" title="406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials ">406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" target="_blank" title="Spectrum Requirements for Utilities">Spectrum Requirements for Utilities</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz for backhaul and 5G, indoor and/or outdoor sharing</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Adam Leach, Director of Research &amp; Development, Nominet</p> </li> </ul> </ul> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Joe Barrett, President, Global Mobile Suppliers Association</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G">UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5qpOCaRjgIZdGd" target="_blank" title="Sharing Concept and Conditions">Sharing Concept and Conditions</a> </strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> from </span><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jrTckIYA66VhHh" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jrTckIYA66VhHh" target="_blank" title="Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management">Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aqma4mzhOopLD" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aqma4mzhOopLD" target="_blank" title="Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz">Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11624-ofcom-confirms-approach-for-expanding-spectrum-access-for-future-5g-services Ofcom Confirms Approach for Expanding Spectrum Access for Future 5G Services http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11624-ofcom-confirms-approach-for-expanding-spectrum-access-for-future-5g-services Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:11:27 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom today starts the process for removing fixed link authorisations and vary satellite licences in 3.6-3.8 GHz for the rollout of 5G services <p>Following the recent consultation on Ofcom's Proposed Approach at 3.6-3.8 GHz, Ofcom has today confirmed its approach to <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/future-use-at-3.6-3.8-ghz?utm_source=updates&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=3.6-3.8" target="_blank">expanding spectrum access for mobile services in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band</a>.</p> <p>The band has been identified by the UK and EU as the primary band for the rollout of 5G services, due to the large amount of spectrum available and its propagation characteristics. Currently the band is used by point to point fixed links, for a range of applications, also provides satellite services for space to Earth reception, and UK Broadband provides wireless broadband services using part of the band.</p> <p>Ofcom <a href="insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">consulted in September</a> on the two primary options towards existing registered satellite earth station and fixed link users of the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band.</p> <p>a) Option A: to retain existing authorisations for fixed links and satellite earth stations; or</p> <p>b) Option B: to remove current authorisations for fixed links and no longer take registered satellite earth stations with a receive component in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band into account for frequency management purposes.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">In techUK’s response</a>, techUK noted that if protection of satellite earth station reception in the band 3.6 to 3.8 GHz ceases it is important that future availability of the 3.8 – 4.2 GHz band for satellite use is confirmed and clarified by Ofcom, including suitable adjacent band protection. Some satellite-focussed techUK members believe that it is important to protect existing satellite earth stations. techUK called for Ofcom to identify alternative spectrum for those fixed link users to enable clearance by 2020, and suggested auctioning spectrum in the 3.4-3.6GHz band at the same time as spectrum in the 3.6-3.8GHz band.</p> <p>Ofcom has now confirmed that it is starting the formal process to propose to remove current authorisations for fixed links and vary licences and grants of recognised spectrum access for satellite earth stations, to remove any receive frequencies in the band, following appropriate notice periods. Affected licensees and grantholders will each have a further opportunity to make representations on Ofcom’s proposals before final decisions in relation to individual licences and grants of RSA in the band.</p> <p>Ofcom expects to publish a short update in early 2018, and will consult in 2018 in preparation for delivering the award of the remaining 116 MHz being made available in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band in 2019.</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme.</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11574-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11574-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:27:00 +0000 Zahid Ghadialy (techUK) zahid.ghadialy@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 19 October 2017. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 19 October 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="147" height="125" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 19 October 2017.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Updates from the 5th October UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board</strong><br />Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cQy4Lxwj4FCtok" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/cQy4Lxwj4FCtok" target="_blank" title="Steering Board Update - SPF Plenary">Steering Board Update - SPF Plenary</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 1</strong><br />Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/H7RnohRuYx2OHb" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/H7RnohRuYx2OHb" target="_blank" title="Cluster 1 Report to SPF Plenary">Cluster 1 Report to SPF Plenary</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 2</strong><br />Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec and Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/KKm19cQhBYp3ib" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/KKm19cQhBYp3ib" target="_blank" title="Cluster 2 Report to Oct 2017 SPF Plenary">Cluster 2 Report to Oct 2017 SPF Plenary</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods" target="_blank">Future Flexible Spectrum Access</a></strong><br />Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ggQejcw5KnEoxw" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ggQejcw5KnEoxw" target="_blank" title="Flexible Spectrum Access Methods - Tony Lavender">Flexible Spectrum Access Methods - Tony Lavender</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">The Future Flexible Spectrum Access Report is also available to</span><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"></span><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods" target="_blank" style="font-size: 16px;">view and download here</a><span style="font-size: 16px;">.</span></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Unlocking the Value of Spectrum Using Optimal Repacking and Spectrum Optimization<br /></strong>Dr Jakob Blaavand, Senior Consultant, Smith Institute</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/g6JAvcXPquV8mR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/g6JAvcXPquV8mR" target="_blank" title="Unlocking the Value of Spectrum - Dr Jakob Blavaard">Unlocking the Value of Spectrum - Dr Jakob Blavaard</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Quality of Bandwidth: Key Attributes of Broadband Connectivity in the 5G Era<br /></strong>Gavin Young, Head of the Fixed Access Centre of Excellence, Vodafone</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ki8unHTUkNSftE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ki8unHTUkNSftE" target="_blank" title="Quality of Bandwidth for UK SPF">Quality of Bandwidth for UK SPF</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update on the EECC</strong><br />Neil Vosper, Spectrum Policy Team, DCMS<br /><em>No Slides Available</em></p> <p>AOB and Close</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods UK SPF Report: Flexible Spectrum Access Methods http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:06:40 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org This report for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, by Plum Consulting, considers flexible spectrum access methods for 5G systems and other scenarios. <blockquote><span style="color: #894d9e;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/11564?file=Flexible_spectrum_access_report_to_SPF.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMTU2NC11ay1zcGYtcmVwb3J0LWZsZXhpYmxlLXNwZWN0cnVtLWFjY2Vzcy1tZXRob2Rz" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/Plum_Consulting_-_Flexible_Spectrum_Access_Mechanisms.JPG" alt="Plum Consulting - Flexible Spectrum Access Mechanisms" width="250" style="float: right;" /></a>This report for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, by Plum Consulting, considers flexible spectrum access methods for 5G systems and other scenarios.</span></blockquote> <p>As the UK moves into a period of intensifying and diverse uses of connectivity - from broadband to smart city, intelligent transport, automotive, distributed manufacturing and medical applications – the availability of efficient access mechanisms for wireless connectivity (radio spectrum) are critical.</p> <p>Flexible access and spectrum sharing were key features of Government’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287994/UK_Spectrum_Strategy_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Strategy</a>, as potential enablers to enhance the value delivered to the UK from the use of radio spectrum. It was also part of Ofcom’s <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0021/71436/statement.pdf" target="_blank">spectrum management strategy</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0028/68239/statement.pdf" target="_blank">framework for spectrum sharing</a>. More recently these techniques have been discussed as a feature for access to spectrum for 5G systems.</p> <p>Plum Consulting’s approach to the study was to consider several scenarios. The scenarios are examples of possible spectrum requirements that could arise, which were divided into cellular (with emphasis on the initiatives within 5G), Wi-Fi and then all other areas. Some of the scenarios highlight specific issues such as in building access, which are likely to become more important looking forward. The analysis leads to several recommendations, which are put forward for consideration by the SPF Steering Board and will be <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9619-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting?platform=hootsuite" target="_blank">discussed at the 19 October SPF Plenary meeting</a>.</p> <p>This report builds on previous work in this area including two reports developed for the Spectrum Policy Forum on future use of <a href="insights/reports/item/5212-report-future-use-of-licence-exempt-radio-spectrum" target="_blank">licence exempt spectrum</a>&nbsp;and <a href="insights/reports/item/6068-report-licensed-shared-access" target="_blank">licensed shared access</a>. The work was commissioned through an <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10872-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-future-flexible-spectrum-access-mechanisms" target="_blank">open tender process</a> according to the SPF procurement procedures and was developed through consultation with sector stakeholders.</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 150 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Raj.Sivalingam@techuk.org">Raj.Sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Skye.macleod@techuk.org">Skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11442-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-spectrum-for-iot-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Spectrum for IOT Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11442-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-spectrum-for-iot-meeting-notes Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:54:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1: Spectrum for IOT <p>Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason</a>&nbsp;and Chair of Cluster 1</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></p> <p><strong>Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Aims -&nbsp;Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason, Chair of Cluster 1</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lTxNM4SFUhKnhJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lTxNM4SFUhKnhJ" target="_blank" title="Analysys Mason - UK SPF - IOT">Analysys Mason - UK SPF - IOT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Deploying IoT in the UK -&nbsp;Ian Stewart, Arqiva</strong></p> <p><em>Permission to Circulate Pending</em></p> <p><strong>Deploying NB-IoT -&nbsp;Alessandro Bovone, Nokia</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/FrpdIy4QFlSNRV" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/FrpdIy4QFlSNRV" target="_blank" title="NB-IoT Deployment">NB-IoT Deployment</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Connecting Cars -&nbsp;Alain Dunoyer, SBD Automotive</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/6kd4i8es55zTbR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/6kd4i8es55zTbR" target="_blank" title="SBD - Autonomy">SBD - Autonomy</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>General Discussion on the Spectrum Needs for IoT -&nbsp;All</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/82EzA8h8Ey9vAj" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="668" height="714" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/cluster-1-workshop-on-spectrum-implications-of-iot" target="_blank" title="Cluster 1 workshop on spectrum implications of IoT">Cluster 1 workshop on spectrum implications of IoT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz techUK Responds to Ofcom's Proposed Approach at 3.6-3.8 GHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:41:52 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom consulted on improving consumer access to mobile services at 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz <blockquote>Ofcom's consultation focused on its proposed approach to incumbents and its assessment of costs and benefits at 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz.</blockquote> <p>This response was developed through techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>, and the&nbsp;<strong>FULL techUK response is available to download below (techUK member-only access).</strong></p> <p>In responding to the October 2016 consultation, where Ofcom proposed choosing between 2 extreme options,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/96912/techUK.pdf" target="_blank">techUK argued for a middle ground where mobile operators would be required to coordinate their deployments</a> (which we expected to be overwhelmingly micro cells) in 3.6-3.8 GHz with incumbents, which we would expect to provide limited constraint on 5G deployment for several years from bringing the spectrum into use for mobile. Where mobile operators believe their planned deployment may be constrained by incumbent use, they would be free to contribute towards the cost of the incumbents’ mitigation where necessary to optimise their deployment, with Ofcom providing backstop regulation to ensure that incumbents don’t abuse their position in respect of the mitigation demanded of new mobile operators.</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11433-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz techUK Responds to Ofcom's Call for Input on 5G Spectrum Access at 26 GHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11433-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK supports Ofcom’s prioritisation of 5G related services in the 26 GHz band, with continued access for satellite services <blockquote>techUK responded to Ofcom's Call for Inputs on making spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks, which also set out Ofcom's current thinking on which other bands will be prioritised for 5G.</blockquote> <p>techUK supports Ofcom’s prioritisation of the 24.25-27.5 GHz (26 GHz) band in relation to millimetre wave spectrum for 5G, its intent to support international harmonisation in the band for such services, and its timely availability for use in the UK. We note that equipment is already being standardised, chipsets are foreseen in 2018/ 19, with equipment availability anticipated by 2020 to enable services thereafter.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wavebands-for-5g-use" target="_blank">techUK is supportive of the work of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) on 5G spectrum and in relation to the 26GHz band endorses the views of the SPF</a>. In particular the desirability of avoiding any unnecessary complexity and including availability of national licences to facilitate investment in networks at scale.</p> <p>In addition to the 26 GHz, compatibility and sharing studies with other systems in the following bands, identified by WRC-15 for future wireless broadband usage (including 5G), will be considered at the European level:</p> <ul> <li>31.8-33.4 GHz</li> <li>37-43.5 GHz</li> <li>45.5-50.2 GHz</li> <li>50.4-52.6 GHz</li> <li>66-76 GHz</li> <li>81-86 GHz</li> </ul> <p>The current usage of these bands and initial prioritisation for study were the subject of a recent ECC PT1 questionnaire.</p> <p>Satellite focussed techUK members while supportive of 5G related services in the 26 GHz band believe however that there should be continued access for satellite services (FSS + EESS). As discussed below, given that 5G coverage in the band is unlikely to be contiguous across the country this should be practicable.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The FULL techUK response is available to download below (techUK member-only access)</strong></p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11402-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-clusters-1-2-5g-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Clusters 1 & 2: 5G Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11402-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-clusters-1-2-5g-meeting-notes Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:07:17 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the joint UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1 & 2 meeting on 5G. <p>Date: Monday 18 September 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason</a>&nbsp;and Chair of Cluster 1,&nbsp;<strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, <a href="http://www.viatecassociates.co.uk/" target="_blank">Viatec Associates</a> and <strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, <a href="http://plumconsulting.co.uk/" target="_blank">Plum Consulting</a> and Chairs of Cluster 2</p> <p>This joint Cluster 1 and Cluster 2 meeting was a recap on 5G key points across both cluster groups, and to discuss priorities for the coming year.&nbsp;Also as part of this meeting was a discussion on recent 5G spectrum-related developments, including an update from DCMS on the 5G trials.</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1 &amp; 2 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></p> <p><strong>Introductions and Welcome</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Presentations</span></p> <p><strong>DCMS Update on 5G - Louise Lancaster, DCMS</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rE9eAeHgeHPz92" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rE9eAeHgeHPz92" target="_blank" title="SPF 5G Strategy Update">SPF 5G Strategy Update</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank"></a><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">5G Forward Look – Luigi Ardito,&nbsp;Qualcomm</span></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cWPqHBuis1hpCs" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/cWPqHBuis1hpCs" target="_blank" title="Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm">Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>SPF Work on 26GHz – Janette Stewart, SPF Cluster 1 Chair</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aJ4Y7YMTJ7gfAa" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aJ4Y7YMTJ7gfAa" target="_blank" title="Analysys Mason - UK SPF - 5G">Analysys Mason - UK SPF - 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK<br /></a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Coffee Break<br /><br /></em></strong></p> <p><em></em><strong>SPF Work on 3.6-3.8GHz, 3.8-4.2GHz, mm-wave Backhaul and European 5G – Peter Curnow-Ford, SPF Cluster 2 Chair</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jQZi6JT4RQfm5o" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jQZi6JT4RQfm5o" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 1 &amp; 2- 5G">UK SPF Cluster 1 &amp; 2- 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Ofcom Update on 5G – Cristina Data, Ofcom</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/gGdT1cyksrNxZp" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/gGdT1cyksrNxZp" target="_blank" title="Ofcom SPF - 5G">Ofcom SPF - 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>5G Forward Look – Reza Karimi,&nbsp;Huawei</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/d6Vkik9Ahg8Nq1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/d6Vkik9Ahg8Nq1" target="_blank" title="Huawei - Bringing 5G to Reality">Huawei - Bringing 5G to Reality</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion – 5G Priorities and SPF Work Plan for 2018</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/KJt2dPDoVTAEMP" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="668" height="714" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/spf-report-on-5g-meeting-between-clusters-1-and-2" target="_blank" title="SPF Report on 5G meeting between Clusters 1 and 2">SPF Report on 5G meeting between Clusters 1 and 2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11201-uk-must-drive-digital-connectivity-from-good-to-great-for-world-leading-economy UK Must Drive Digital Connectivity from Good to Great for World-Leading Economy http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11201-uk-must-drive-digital-connectivity-from-good-to-great-for-world-leading-economy Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Report outlines priorities that will help UK achieve world class digital connectivity, a crucial driver for productivity and growth which can benefit all citizens <p>techUK has today published <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy" target="_blank">From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy</a></strong>, setting out its vision to transform the UK’s communications infrastructure to ensure every British business can become a digital business and create an open digital economy that works for everyone.</p> <p>Recent reports have highlighted world-leading communications infrastructure as a vital criteria of the attractiveness of countries to do business with and invest in. As the UK begins the process of leaving the EU, developing new trading relationships with Europe and across the world will be vital to ensuring the UK remains an excellent place to establish and grow a business and achieve this Government’s vision of a Global Britain. Delivering world class connectivity must underpin these ambitions.</p> <p>While the UK currently has a good standard of digital infrastructure, it can transition from good to great connectivity through investment and collaboration between industry, local and central Government and the regulator. The report outlines clear recommendations to help transform the UK’s digital infrastructure. This includes:</p> <ul> <li>Putting <strong>sustainable investment</strong> at the heart of Government and regulators decision-making such that suppliers are not penalised when upgrading their existing infrastructure.</li> <li>Facilitating <strong>greater collaboration</strong> through public and private partnership by establishing broad framework agreements that encourage cooperation and trust, for example in the Internet of Things and digital health.</li> <li>Creating a <strong>supportive regulatory environment</strong> that encourages investment, innovation and early adoption of digital products and services, such as a consistent approach for planning to dramatically reduce costs and delays in fibre installation and operation.</li> <li>Maintaining the UK’s position as an international spectrum leader through <strong>agile implementation of spectrum</strong> approaches that enable innovative applications, such as fit-for-purpose licenses that will be vital for the upcoming 5G trials and testbeds.</li> <li>Safeguarding the UK’s <strong>recognition internationally</strong> as a place for businesses to develop digital technologies and services, in a similar manner to securing data adequacy agreement.</li> </ul> <h3>Commenting on the report, Julian David, CEO at techUK, said:<img src="images/assets/Julian_David_techUK_CEO_photo.JPG" alt="Julian David techUK CEO photo" width="101" height="98" style="float: right;" /></h3> <p><em>“From the commuter on the move to police officers on the beat to farmers harvesting crops and businesses engaged in advanced and multinational manufacturing value chains, world class digital connectivity underpins the transformation of nearly every sector of the UK economy.</em></p> <p><em>“As the UK looks to reposition itself as Global Britain, improving digital infrastructure will also incentivise investment and innovation necessary to raise productivity and deliver economic growth for the whole country.</em></p> <p><em>“Establishing more effective and efficient partnerships across all levels of Government and with public agencies and industry is fundamental to the UK achieving the high quality, secure, and resilient digital infrastructure that is needed for the 2020s and beyond.”</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy" target="_blank">The full report is available here.</a></strong></p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.david@techuk.org">julian.david@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Further details of techUK’s activity in <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a> is available:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>For press queries, please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:alice.jackson@techuk.org">alice.jackson@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Transforming the UK’s communications infrastructure to ensure every British business can become a digital business and create an open digital economy for everyone <blockquote><span style="color: #06a86b;">techUK's report <strong>From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy</strong>, sets out techUK's vision to transform the UK’s communications infrastructure to ensure every British business can become a digital business and create an open digital economy that works for everyone.</span></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/11202?file=From_Good_to_Great_Digital_Connectivity_for_a_World_Class_Economy_FINAL.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMTIwMi1mcm9tLWdvb2QtdG8tZ3JlYXQtZGlnaXRhbC1jb25uZWN0aXZpdHktZm9yLWEtd29ybGQtY2xhc3MtZWNvbm9teQ==" target="_blank" title="techUK Report - From Good to Great Connectivity"><img src="images/assets/Good_to_Great_Connectivity_-_Front_Cover.JPG" alt="Good to Great Connectivity - Front Cover" width="242" height="341" style="margin: 5px; float: right;" /></a></p> <p>Recent reports have highlighted world-leading communications infrastructure as a vital criteria of the attractiveness of countries to do business with and invest in. As the UK begins the process of leaving the EU, developing new trading relationships with Europe and across the world will be vital to ensuring the UK remains an excellent place to establish and grow a business and achieve this Government’s vision of a Global Britain. Delivering world class connectivity must underpin these ambitions.</p> <p>While the UK currently has a good standard of digital infrastructure, it can transition from good to great connectivity through investment and collaboration between industry, local and central Government and the regulator.</p> <p><strong><em>World class connectivity is the ability for citizens, consumers and businesses to&nbsp;reliably and securely access a full range of digital services at a cost they can afford,&nbsp;both now and in the foreseeable future.</em></strong></p> <p>In order to achieve this, the below five recommendations need to be addressed to&nbsp;ensure that the UK can make the leap from good to great connectivity:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Sustainable Investment</strong><br />Sustainable investment and innovation in digital connectivity must be at the&nbsp;heart of central and local government&nbsp;decision-making to ensure coherence of&nbsp;the digital connectivity policies and to&nbsp;tackle obstacles to deployment. This is&nbsp;central to driving investment in digital&nbsp;infrastructure and innovative digital&nbsp;services, and ensuring the public sector is&nbsp;at the forefront of their adoption.</li> <li><strong>Greater Collaboration</strong><br />To facilitate greater collaboration, early&nbsp;identification and engagement across&nbsp;the ecosystem is essential. Framework&nbsp;agreements should be utilised to create&nbsp;conducive environments to manage&nbsp;commercially sensitive issues and&nbsp;promote trust. Where public sector&nbsp;agencies have a central role, Government&nbsp;must provide active leadership to promote&nbsp;collaboration.</li> <li><strong>Supportive Regulation</strong><br />The UK must have a regulatory&nbsp;environment that encourages innovation&nbsp;and the early adoption of digital products&nbsp;and services, requiring Ofcom’s statutory&nbsp;duties be amended to reflect the need for&nbsp;investment.</li> <li><strong>Spectrum Leadership</strong><br />Government and Regulator need to ensure&nbsp;spectrum is made available, in terms&nbsp;of flexibility and volume, to innovative&nbsp;applications. Agile implementation of&nbsp;spectrum approaches will enable the&nbsp;UK to retain its role as an international&nbsp;spectrum leader.</li> <li><strong>International Recognition</strong><br />Government must ensure that:<br />· &nbsp;Digital communications companies in the&nbsp;UK are able to both viably participate&nbsp;in strategic European and international&nbsp;technology services development&nbsp;and influence international standards&nbsp;developments.<br />· &nbsp;Cross-border certifications and licenses&nbsp;granted in the UK must continue to be&nbsp;recognised internationally.</li> </ol> <h2 style="text-align: center;">The full report is available to download below</h2> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/11202?file=From_Good_to_Great_Digital_Connectivity_for_a_World_Class_Economy_FINAL.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMTIwMi1mcm9tLWdvb2QtdG8tZ3JlYXQtZGlnaXRhbC1jb25uZWN0aXZpdHktZm9yLWEtd29ybGQtY2xhc3MtZWNvbm9teQ==" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/How_to_ensure_the_UK_can_make_the_jump_to_great_digital_connectivity.jpg" alt="How to ensure the UK can make the jump to great digital connectivity" width="454" height="645" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11206-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz Ofcom's Call for Input on 5G spectrum access at 26 GHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11206-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK's Communications Infrastructure Council will respond to Ofcom's call for inputs on making spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks. <blockquote><span style="color: #06afef;">Ofcom's Call for Inputs seeks information from industry which will inform Ofcom's ongoing programme of work to make spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks. The CFI also sets out Ofcom's current thinking on which other bands will be prioritised for 5G.</span></blockquote> <p>5G is the next generation of wireless network technology and is being designed to deliver more data, to more devices and more consistently than previous technologies. 5G networks are being designed to be more flexible than previous generations of mobile networks and will be configurable to provide bespoke services to different types of customer. They will also have the capability to be deployed as enhancements to existing mobile networks or as a standalone, localised network. It is expected that these new features will fuel innovation, create new markets and, potentially, increase the number of organisations wishing to access spectrum.</p> <p>The 26 GHz band covers the 3.25 GHz of spectrum between 24.25 GHz and 27.5 GHz and is being prioritised across Europe as the first high frequency band for 5G. This high frequency spectrum (known as ‘mmWave spectrum’), offers very high data capacity and speeds but with a limited range.&nbsp;The limited range of operation in the mmWave spectrum, combined with new technologies being developed for 5G, could facilitate greater geographic reuse of spectrum and thereby allow more operators to deploy networks than has been previously possible.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/5g-access-at-26-ghz" target="_blank">Ofcom's CIF is aimed at gathering input from stakeholders on all aspects related to making the 26 GHz band available for 5G</a>.&nbsp;The document also sets out Ofcom's current thinking on which other bands will be prioritised for 5G, and confirms Ofcom's intention to start working on making available spectrum in the 66-71 GHz band.</p> <p><strong>techUK's response to this Call for Input will be developed through the <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-communications-infrastructure-council" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>.</strong></p> <p>The UK Spectrum Policy Forum has recently published a report <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use" target="_blank">Authorising 26GHz and/or Other Millimetre-Wave Bands for 5G Use</a>.&nbsp;This report represents the SPF’s views on authorising the 26GHz band for 5G use in the UK, based on discussions that have taken place within the SPF in June 2017.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/Image._Summary_of_industry_views_on_authorising_5G.png" alt="Image. Summary of industry views on authorising 5G" width="459" height="276" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11100-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-access-mechanisms-for-mmwave-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2: Access Mechanisms for mmWave Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11100-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-access-mechanisms-for-mmwave-meeting-notes Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:52:00 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Presentations from the 13 July 2017 Cluster 2 Meeting for the Access Mechanisms for mmWave. <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 13 July 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="153" height="130" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, UK SPF Cluster 2 Chair and Director, Plasma Antennas Limited</p> <p><em>Presentations from the Cluster 2 meeting&nbsp;are embedded below to allow better access via mobile and tablet,&nbsp;they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Opening Remarks</strong></p> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair Spectrum Access and Use, UK SPF</p> <p><strong>Standards and Research</strong></p> <p>ETSI ISG mWT - Update on global mmWave Spectrum Situation - Renato Lombardi, Chairman of ETSI ISG mWT, Huawei Fellow and Head of Italy Research Centre, VP Microwave Product Line, Huawei</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tquGuj9jj5e6As" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/tquGuj9jj5e6As" target="_blank" title="Renato Lombardi - ETSI ISG mWT - UK SPF C2">Renato Lombardi - ETSI ISG mWT - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Sussex University - 5G - Dr Maziar Nekovee, Professor of 5G Radio &amp; mmWave at Sussex University &amp; Chief Engineer Samsung Electronics R&amp;D Institute</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1DX8DMxjODMjk2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/1DX8DMxjODMjk2" target="_blank" title="Maziar Nekovee - Sussex University - UK Spectrum Policy Forum C2">Maziar Nekovee - Sussex University - UK Spectrum Policy Forum C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>Mobile</strong></p> <p>GSA, Position on 5G and mmWave including 5G Fixed Wireless - Joe Barrett, President of GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/caDo5T7V6CpAo1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/caDo5T7V6CpAo1" target="_blank" title="Joe Barrett - GSA - UK SPF C2">Joe Barrett - GSA - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>W and D Bands - Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect for RAN and Backhaul, BT/EE</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/D1leO7YqhPkSKR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/D1leO7YqhPkSKR" target="_blank" title="Andy Sutton - BT mmWave - UK SPF C2">Andy Sutton - BT mmWave - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>Vendors/Research</strong></p> <p>Tweether 95GHz pt to mpt H2020 project - Prof Claudio Paoloni, Head of Engineering Dept, Lancaster University</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2oHhDlx4v9azWj" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2oHhDlx4v9azWj" target="_blank" title="Claudio Paoloni - UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2 Access Mechanisms For mmWave">Claudio Paoloni - UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2 Access Mechanisms For mmWave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>100GHz and Above - Jonas Edstam, Wireless Strategy Manager - Network Product Business &amp; 5G, Ericsson AB</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ud73eIewVZZc87" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ud73eIewVZZc87" target="_blank" title="Jonas Edstam - Ericsson - The Future Role of Beyond 100GHz and the Road Ahead">Jonas Edstam - Ericsson - The Future Role of Beyond 100GHz and the Road Ahead</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>60GHz Spectrum Approaches - Daniel Ephraty, Director of Sales Engineering, Siklu Communications Ltd</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/c3cvbTKS2e2SnL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/c3cvbTKS2e2SnL" target="_blank" title="Daniel Ephraty - Siklu - UK SPF C2">Daniel Ephraty - Siklu - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>Silicon Vendors<br /></strong>US and EU Spectrum Harmonisation - Mark Barrett, CMO of Blu Wireless</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/swCHKSZBv7nZOS" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/swCHKSZBv7nZOS" target="_blank" title="Mark Barrett - BWT - UK SPF C2">Mark Barrett - BWT - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A <br /><br /><strong>AOB and Close</strong></p> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair Spectrum Access and Use, UK SPF</p> <hr /> <p>Cluster 2 has the goal to capture current and future Use requirements for spectrum [as apart from the Applications and Demand for spectrum] and to enable understanding and discussion around the current and future proposed methods of Access to spectrum. The strategy has been defined and accepted as:</p> <ol> <li>Review primary Access mechanisms</li> <li>Review approaches to spectrum awards</li> <li>Understand primary and secondary uses of spectrum</li> <li>Review new 'sharing' approaches</li> <li>Leverage Cluster 1 and 3 input</li> <li>Recommend 'new/changed methods' to Government, Ofcom and Internationally</li> </ol><hr /> <p>For further details, get in touch:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Julian.McGougan@techuk.org">Julian.McGougan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11097-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11097-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:42:00 +0000 Zahid Ghadialy (techUK) zahid.ghadialy@techuk.org Presentations from UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary on Tuesday 11 July 2017. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Tuesday 11 July 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="147" height="125" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Tuesday 11 July 2017.</p> <p>(Consolidated presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/zmEIbQnUEikeDY" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/zmEIbQnUEikeDY" target="_blank" title="UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting - 11 July">UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting - 11 July</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong> - David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from the 27th June UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board</strong> -&nbsp;Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p><strong>Updates from the Cluster Chairs</strong> (1 Slide per Cluster)</p> <ul> <li>Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</li> <li>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec and Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</li> <li>Simon Pike, Chair, UK SPF Cluster 4</li> </ul> <p><strong>Emergency Services Network Update</strong> -&nbsp;Gordon Shipley, Home Office &amp; Simon Frumkin, EE</p> <p><strong>A 5G Transformation Takes Two to Tango</strong> <strong>- Technology and Regulatory Innovation</strong> (a follow-up to the IET publication "5G Network for Policy Makers") -&nbsp;Stephen Temple, Visiting Professor to 5GIC</p> <p><strong>David Hendon in Conversation with Jane Humphrey</strong>s</p> <p><strong>AOB and Close</strong> -&nbsp;David Meyer,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><em>Reception and Networking in the members area</em></p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use SPF Report: Authorising 26GHz and/or Other Millimetre-Wave Bands for 5G Use http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org This report represents the SPF’s views on authorising the 26GHz band for 5G use in the UK, based on discussions that have taken place within the SPF in June 2017. <p><img src="images/assets/Image._SPF_Authorising_26GHz_and.or_other_millimetre-wave_bands_for_5G_use.JPG" alt="Image. SPF Authorising 26GHz and.or other millimetre-wave bands for 5G use" width="250" height="353" style="float: right;" /></p> <h2><span style="color: #06afef;">This report represents the SPF’s views on authorising the 26GHz band for 5G use in the UK, based on discussions that have taken place within the SPF in June 2017.</span></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The UK wireless industry participating in the Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) – including fixed and mobile operators, equipment vendors, satellite companies, broadcasters and others – has been discussing this topic since the 26GHz band has been identified as a ‘pioneer’ band for 5G millimetre-wave (mm-wave) use in Europe. The discussions have captured key points in relation to the amount of spectrum that might be needed, possible approaches to licensing (e.g. dedicated blocks or shared use) and the timing needed for 5G authorisation to meet market demand. Certain aspects of these discussions may also be applicable to other mm-wave bands that might be used for 5G in the UK.</p> <p>This summary paper, prepared by Analysys Mason on behalf of the SPF, summarises the key findings and conclusions from the SPF’s discussions. These key points are identified in the figure below:</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Image._Summary_of_industry_views_on_authorising_5G.png" alt="Image. Summary of industry views on authorising 5G" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>David Meyer,</strong> <strong>Chairman of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum</strong> stated: “<em>This SPF report tackles the important issue of how spectrum for the mmWave 5G component should be licensed. By consolidating industry views on authorising 5G and balancing the need to protect existing uses of the 26GHz band, the SPF helps to make sure that the UK and Europe can be at the forefront of 5G technology roll-out."</em></p> <p><strong>Janette Stewart, Principle, Analysys Mason and SPF Cluster 1 Chair</strong> stated: “<em>The 5G millimetre wave component is an important aspect of the overall 5G implementation. The SPF’s debate on spectrum authorisation for 26GHz in the UK has been very useful to identify common views and areas for further consideration. We hope this report provides a constructive input to the UK policy debate on this topic</em>.”</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">The report is available to download below</h3> <p>This report is part of the UK SPF's 5G series of reports on the industry’s views on the spectrum implications of 5G – which includes the <a href="insights/reports/item/9587-uk-spf-report-recommended-actions-for-a-successful-deployment-of-5g-in-the-uk" target="_blank">SPF’s views on the implications of 5G on spectrum policy in the UK</a>, also based on SPF discussions.</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 150 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10916-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-5g-workshop-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: 5G Workshop Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10916-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-5g-workshop-meeting-notes Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:48:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: 5G Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017. <p>Date: Thursday 8th June 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason<br /></a></p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: 5G Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017.</p> <p><em>(Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Introductions/welcome and overview of workshop objectives</strong> – Janette Stewart (Chair of Cluster 1)</p> <p><strong>2.1 Summary of briefing paper on licensing mechanisms for 5G</strong> – Analysys Mason</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" target="_blank" title="Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band">Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.2 Industry Presentations:</strong></p> <p><strong>5G millimetre-wave technology and trials update</strong> - Kenneth Wallstedt, Ericsson</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" title="Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band"><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/l3YgX5kjCBB9aE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></a></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" title="Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band"> </a><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/l3YgX5kjCBB9aE" target="_blank" title="Kenneth Wallstedt - Ericsson - UK Spectrum Policy Forum 5G MMW">Kenneth Wallstedt - Ericsson - UK Spectrum Policy Forum 5G MMW</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Bringing mm-Wave bands to market -&nbsp;</strong>Luigi Ardito, Qualcomm</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/10oaqcxCWa5ScO" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/10oaqcxCWa5ScO" target="_blank" title="Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm - Mobilizing MM Wave">Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm - Mobilizing MM Wave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Safeguarding existing 26GHz spectrum uses -&nbsp;</strong>Daniela Genta, Airbus</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uJz02uzxZx12oL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uJz02uzxZx12oL" target="_blank" title="Airbus Defence and Space Presentation - UK SPF 26GHz">Airbus Defence and Space Presentation - UK SPF 26GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Licensing of millimetre wave bands for 5G</strong>&nbsp;- Reza Karimi, Huawei</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/z4EDRAP7aDLd3N" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/z4EDRAP7aDLd3N" target="_blank" title="Reza Karimi - Huawei - Licensing for 5G Bands">Reza Karimi - Huawei - Licensing for 5G Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>An operator’s perspective on 5G award objectives -&nbsp;</strong>Eimear Sexton, Three</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/NJjWDbiixsR0Wh" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/NJjWDbiixsR0Wh" target="_blank" title="Eimear Sexton - Three - MNO Perspective on MM-Wave Licensing v1-2">Eimear Sexton - Three - MNO Perspective on MM-Wave Licensing v1-2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Pros / Cons of Low mmwave and High mm-wave spectrum for 5G/IMT</strong>&nbsp;- Pablo Zurdo Santos, Avanti</p> <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JYi2FWvQLwWEIt" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/pablo-zurdo-santos-avanti-spf-cluster-1-5-g-workshop-2017-june-8" target="_blank" title="Pablo Zurdo Santos - Avanti - SPF cluster 1 - 5 g workshop - 2017 june 8">Pablo Zurdo Santos - Avanti - SPF cluster 1 - 5 g workshop - 2017 june 8</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Discussion</strong> – All</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> </div> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10915-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-haps-workshop-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: HAPS Workshop Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10915-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-haps-workshop-meeting-notes Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:11:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: HAPS Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017 <p>Date: Thursday 8th June 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason<br /></a></p> <p>Presentations and meeting notes from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: HAPS Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017.</p> <p><em>(Presentations and meeting notes are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong> - Janette Stewart, Principal and Chair of Cluster 1, Analysys Mason</p> <p><strong>2.1 New HAPS technology development in the UK</strong> - Joe Hunter, Airbus</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2UevxRfm4jvQHA" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2UevxRfm4jvQHA" target="_blank" title="Joe Hunter - Airbus - Zephyr Service Delivery for the 21st Century">Joe Hunter - Airbus - Zephyr Service Delivery for the 21st Century</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.2 HAPS as a connectivity platform for broadband communications</strong>&nbsp;- Alexis Martin and Christopher Casarrubias, Access Partnership</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/loW6ZJOFxfWiMC" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/loW6ZJOFxfWiMC" target="_blank" title="Alexis Martin and Christopher Casarrubias - AP - HAPS as a Connectivity Platform">Alexis Martin and Christopher Casarrubias - AP - HAPS as a Connectivity Platform</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.3 WRC-19 agenda item 1.14 -&nbsp;</strong>Nasarat Ali, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/WvLauJq6vnbzR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/WvLauJq6vnbzR" target="_blank" title="Nasarat Ali - Ofcom - UK SPF - WRC-19 AI 1.14">Nasarat Ali - Ofcom - UK SPF - WRC-19 AI 1.14</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.4 Aviation perspective on HAPS</strong> - John Mettrop, Civil Aviation Authority</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3hwk4cA5AGxbMx" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3hwk4cA5AGxbMx" target="_blank" title="John Mettrop - CAA - HAPS">John Mettrop - CAA - HAPS</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion</strong> – All</p> <p><strong>Meeting notes</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/hEW421aWSGpazm" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="668" height="714" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/uk-spf-cluster-1-haps-workshop-summary-080617" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 1 HAPS workshop summary 08.06.17">UK SPF Cluster 1 HAPS workshop summary 08.06.17</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available .</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10892-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-scope-for-sharing-in-3-8-4-2ghz-band UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2: Scope for Sharing in 3.8 - 4.2GHz Band http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10892-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-scope-for-sharing-in-3-8-4-2ghz-band Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:38:00 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Presentations from the 26 May 2017 Cluster 2 Meeting for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum on Scope for Sharing in 3.8 - 4.2GHz Band <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date:</strong> Friday 26 May 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="153" height="130" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, UK SPF Cluster 2 Chair and Director, Plasma Antennas Limited</p> <p><strong>Presentations are available to <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/max1mope5vbrg7a/AADd_W-QrzF-IrQVguKI-pRNa?dl=0" target="_blank">download here</a>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Presentations from the Cluster 2 meeting&nbsp;are embedded below to allow better access via mobile and tablet.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Introduction &amp; Scene Setting</strong></p> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford, Chair UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/48YIGtliyaxoHj" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/48YIGtliyaxoHj" target="_blank" title="Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair C2 - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Bands">Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair C2 - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Cristina Data, Ofcom&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/XH1kmrgLOJHdk" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/XH1kmrgLOJHdk" target="_blank" title="Cristina Data - Ofcom - Update on 3.8 – 4.2 GHz">Cristina Data - Ofcom - Update on 3.8 – 4.2 GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong style="font-size: 16px;">Spectrum Sharing</strong></p> <p><strong>Overview</strong> - Dean Bubley, Disruptive Wireless</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4xIHi7xLLWqQHQ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4xIHi7xLLWqQHQ" target="_blank" title="Dean Bubley - Disruptive Analysis - Spectrum Sharing for Enterprise/IoT">Dean Bubley - Disruptive Analysis - Spectrum Sharing for Enterprise/IoT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>US CBRS Scheme</strong> - Simon Saunders, Google</p> <p><em>Slides not available</em></p> <p><strong>Database Solutions</strong> - Saul Friedner, LS Telecom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ee7x3664xVZy5J" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ee7x3664xVZy5J" target="_blank" title="Saul Friedner -LS Telecom - Spectrum Sharing Database Systems">Saul Friedner -LS Telecom - Spectrum Sharing Database Systems</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a><br /></strong></div> <p>H Nwana, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/IgcvI2Qqon5TmZ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IgcvI2Qqon5TmZ" target="_blank" title="H Nwana - DSA - Spectrum Sharing">H Nwana - DSA - Spectrum Sharing</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Incumbent Perspectives</strong></p> <p><strong>Satellite</strong> - Chris Cheeseman, BT&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9btDJJIO0XAjb1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/9btDJJIO0XAjb1" target="_blank" title="Chris Cheeseman - BT - Satellite Use of 3.8 – 4.2 GHz">Chris Cheeseman - BT - Satellite Use of 3.8 – 4.2 GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">Mohan Juwad, Intelsat</span></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7XyXtwyo47MRQJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/7XyXtwyo47MRQJ" target="_blank" title="Mohaned Juwad - Intelsat - SPF Cluster 2">Mohaned Juwad - Intelsat - SPF Cluster 2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Mobile/Cellular Perspective</strong></p> <p><strong>Mobile</strong> - Alessandro Casagni, GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3LsTOHFkJibOgs" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px; text-align: left;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3LsTOHFkJibOgs" target="_blank" title="Joe Barrett - GSA - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Latest Updates">Joe Barrett - GSA - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Latest Updates</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Small Cells</strong> - Paul Senior, Airspan</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3eOxeuXpIAAxJm" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3eOxeuXpIAAxJm" target="_blank" title="Paul Senior - Airspan - Small Cells in 3.6-4.2 GHz">Paul Senior - Airspan - Small Cells in 3.6-4.2 GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Valuation and Pricing</strong></p> <p>Anna Coast, Telcoconsulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4IFtay23lfXAol" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4IFtay23lfXAol" target="_blank" title="Anna Coast - Telcoconsulting - 3.8-4.2 GHz Value Pricing">Anna Coast - Telcoconsulting - 3.8-4.2 GHz Value Pricing</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rEXccAQ6diRE2s" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rEXccAQ6diRE2s" target="_blank" title="Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Scope for Sharing the 3.6-4.2 GHz Bands">Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Scope for Sharing the 3.6-4.2 GHz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Closing Dicussion and Next Steps</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Cluster 2 has the goal to capture current and future Use requirements for spectrum [as apart from the Applications and Demand for spectrum] and to enable understanding and discussion around the current and future proposed methods of Access to spectrum. The strategy has been defined and accepted as:</p> <ol> <li>Review primary Access mechanisms</li> <li>Review approaches to spectrum awards</li> <li>Understand primary and secondary uses of spectrum</li> <li>Review new 'sharing' approaches</li> <li>Leverage Cluster 1 and 3 input</li> <li>Recommend 'new/changed methods' to Government, Ofcom and Internationally</li> </ol><hr /> <p>For further details, get in touch:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Julian.McGougan@techuk.org">Julian.McGougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">Incumbent perspectives:</span></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10872-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-future-flexible-spectrum-access-mechanisms Contract Opportunity for SPF Study on Future Flexible Spectrum Access Mechanisms http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10872-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-future-flexible-spectrum-access-mechanisms Tue, 30 May 2017 09:25:41 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Invitation to tender for a SPF study on flexible spectrum access mechanisms, and guidelines on project procurement procedures <blockquote> <p>Invitation to tender for an SPF study on flexible spectrum access mechanisms, and guidelines on project procurement procedures</p> </blockquote> <p>Licence exempt and spectrum access techniques such as Dynamic Spectrum Access are important parts of the suite of access mechanisms providing a light touch spectrum regime for innovation. As we move into a period of intensifying and diverse uses of connectivity (from broadband applications for traditional communications and entertainment purposes to smart city, intelligent transport, automotive, distributed manufacturing and medical applications,) it is important that efficient access mechanisms are available. This diversity of usage will require a diverse range of spectrum access mechanisms, including access on an increasing subnational and localised basis, and access to spectrum without delays while awaiting frequency coordination of assignments and licence issue. As such, it will be valuable to investigate the applications that might use the spectrum, candidate spectrum tranches and the potential evolution of licence exempt and light licensing approaches, dynamic licensing or self-management of spectrum blocks.</p> <p>Please find attached details of an invitation to tender for a study on flexible spectrum access mechanisms. The scope of the study is given in the first attachment (document number SPF SB CP(17) 17 rev 1. Also attached are the guidelines that we use on competitive study contract awards.</p> <p><strong>The deadline for receiving bids is 23 June</strong>. Selection will be undertaken via a panel of volunteers from the SPF Steering Board (but unconnected with any bidding candidates). The selection will take place around 30 June. We expect to announce by 3 July the selected contractor to conduct the study the anticipated duration of which is 3 months.</p> <p>Requests for clarification and final bids should be sent to <a href="mailto:Raj.Sivalingam@techUK.org">Raj.Sivalingam@techUK.org</a>&nbsp;and <a href="mailto:Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org">Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org</a>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>The purpose of the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is to be a pro-active industry-led 'sounding board' to UK Government and Ofcom on future policy and approaches on spectrum and a cross-industry 'agent' for promoting the role of spectrum in society and the maximisation of its economic and social value to the UK.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10751-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resiliency-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Spectrum Resiliency Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10751-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resiliency-meeting-notes Thu, 04 May 2017 09:13:48 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the Spectrum Resiliency meeting held on Wednesday 3 May at techUK. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Wednesday 3 May 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> Anil Shukla, Head - RF Operational Environments, QinetiQ</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What infrastructure and facilities does the UK need to pursue its spectrum resilience, innovation and policy objectives?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Introduction and Aim</strong> – Anil Shukla, Fellow, QinetiQ (Chair)</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tvJ6m2iNbImjUe" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/tvJ6m2iNbImjUe" target="_blank" title="QinetiQ - Introduction and Aim">QinetiQ - Introduction and Aim</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Needs from the Utility Sector</strong> – Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, Joint Radio Company</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/BljS1tYnVYLLi4" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/BljS1tYnVYLLi4" target="_blank" title="JRC Ltd - Needs from the Utility Sector">JRC Ltd - Needs from the Utility Sector</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Needs from an Cloud Perspective</strong> – Sue Daley, Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI Programme, techUK</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/No05vCL32fu617" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/No05vCL32fu617" target="_blank" title="techUK - Needs From a Cloud Approach">techUK - Needs From a Cloud Approach</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>UK National IT Security and Polic</strong>y– Sami Susiaho, Head of Edge Technologies, Sky</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/yGyYlc3nE5jvXl" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/yGyYlc3nE5jvXl" target="_blank" title="Sky Plc - UK National IT Security and Policy ">Sky Plc - UK National IT Security and Policy </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-size: 16px;">Discussion</strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"> – All</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10681-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10681-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:59:50 +0000 Zahid Ghadialy (techUK) zahid.ghadialy@techuk.org Presentations from UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary on 20 April 2017. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday, 20 April 2017<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday, 20 April 2017.</p> <p>(Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda<br /><br /></strong></span><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong> - David Meyer,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board -&nbsp;</strong>Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/loQEwRf18coKcN" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/loQEwRf18coKcN" target="_blank" title="Updates from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board - Chris Cheeseman - BT">Updates from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board - Chris Cheeseman - BT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Update on WRC 2019, agenda, issues and preparations</strong> -&nbsp;Stephen Talbot, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/zTRnChqx10zMmr" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/zTRnChqx10zMmr" target="_blank" title="WRC 2019, Agenda, Issues and Preparations - Stephen Talbot - Ofcom">WRC 2019, Agenda, Issues and Preparations - Stephen Talbot - Ofcom</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 1</strong> -&nbsp;Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/BfjleR6LwnxDNN" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/BfjleR6LwnxDNN" target="_blank" title="Update from Cluster 1 - Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason">Update from Cluster 1 - Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 2</strong> -&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec and Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/Nb9CYAHoaCZDkS" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/Nb9CYAHoaCZDkS" target="_blank" title="Update from Cluster 2 - Peter Curnow-Ford &amp; Tony Lavender">Update from Cluster 2 - Peter Curnow-Ford &amp; Tony Lavender</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 4</strong> -&nbsp;Simon Pike, Chair, UK SPF Cluster 4</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3sajQfATQUvBQi" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3sajQfATQUvBQi" target="_blank" title="Update from Cluster 4 - Simon Pike ">Update from Cluster 4 - Simon Pike </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>In conversation with Jane Humphreys: Neil Vosper, Spectrum Policy Team, Digital Economy Unit, DCMS</strong> -&nbsp;Jane Humphreys, Senior Spectrum Advisor, techUK and Neil Vosper, DCMS</p> <p><strong>AOB and close</strong> -&nbsp;David Meyer,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10520-presentations-from-wrc-19-spectrum-sharing-criteria-for-agenda-items-1-13-1-16 Presentations from WRC-19 Spectrum Sharing Criteria for Agenda Items 1.13 & 1.16 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10520-presentations-from-wrc-19-spectrum-sharing-criteria-for-agenda-items-1-13-1-16 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03:43 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from our speakers at the WRC-19: Spectrum Sharing Criteria for Agenda Items 1.13 & 1.16. <p><strong>World Radio Conference 2019: Discussion on spectrum sharing criteria for Agenda Items:<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="160" height="135" style="float: right;" /></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>1.13 (frequency bands for the future development of International Mobile Telecommunications, IMT)</strong></li> <li><strong>1.16 (Wireless access systems, including radio local area networks in wireless access systems between 5 150 MHz and 5 925 MHz)</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Chair:</strong> Simon Pike, (UK SPF, Cluster 4)</p> <p><strong>Setting the Scene including Introduction to the Agenda Items, Conference Preparatory Process on these, and Features of the Current Protection Criteria</strong> - Robert Cooper, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/35BK209qgfvP0k" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/35BK209qgfvP0k" target="_blank" title="Ofcom - WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13, 1.16 and FSS Protection Criteria">Ofcom - WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13, 1.16 and FSS Protection Criteria</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Satellite Perspective Ag, Items 1.13 and 1.16</strong> - Paul Deedman, Inmarsat</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/H8ifXz4JZF4Lu7" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/H8ifXz4JZF4Lu7" target="_blank" title="Paul Deedman - Inmarsat - WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13, 1.16 and FSS Protection Criteria">Paul Deedman - Inmarsat - WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13, 1.16 and FSS Protection Criteria</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Mobile Perspective Ag, Items 1.13</strong> - Glyn Carter, GSMA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/oJdQMvPmNkxd3U" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/oJdQMvPmNkxd3U" target="_blank" title="Glyn Carter- GSMA - WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13, 1.16 and FSS Protection Criteria">Glyn Carter- GSMA - WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13, 1.16 and FSS Protection Criteria</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>RLAN/Wifi Perspective</strong> - Graham MacDonald, Intel</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/Bieq5w3rMXIs18" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/Bieq5w3rMXIs18" target="_blank" title="Graham Macdonald - Intel - WRC 19 Agenda Item 1.13 &amp; 1.16">Graham Macdonald - Intel - WRC 19 Agenda Item 1.13 &amp; 1.16</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Open Discussion: Shared Understanding, Common Ground and Next Steps</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/Il0eHi136thcI1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/Il0eHi136thcI1" target="_blank" title="Simon Pike - C4 Chair - Spectrum sharing WRC 19 Agenda Item 1.13 &amp; 1.16">Simon Pike - C4 Chair - Spectrum sharing WRC 19 Agenda Item 1.13 &amp; 1.16</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div><hr /></div> <p>Please contact Skye MacLeod or Raj Sivalingam if you'd like to know more about the work of the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10513-uk-spf-cluster-1-frequencies-up-to-100ghz-and-above-presentations UK SPF - Cluster 1: Frequencies up to 100GHz, and Above Presentations http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10513-uk-spf-cluster-1-frequencies-up-to-100ghz-and-above-presentations Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:13:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from our speakers at the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Frequencies up to 100GHz, and Above <p>Chair: Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="117" style="float: right;" /></p> <p><strong>Introduction and Welcome</strong>&nbsp;- Janette Stewart, Chair of SPF Cluster 1</p> <p><strong>Vision and Future Use of High Millimetre-Wave Bands</strong> - Debora Gentina, Senior Marketing Manager, Huawei</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4Rm48HBs7XPUfS" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4Rm48HBs7XPUfS" target="_blank" title="Debora Gentina - Huawei - Vision and Future Use of High MM W Bands">Debora Gentina - Huawei - Vision and Future Use of High MM W Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Millimetre-Wave Equipment and Antenna Trends, and Challenges of Opening up Higher Bands</strong> - Peter Curnow-Ford, Viatec and Chair of SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/44qoTWkd22l8pI" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/44qoTWkd22l8pI" target="_blank" title="Peter Curnow-Ford - Viatec Associates - Frequencies Up to 100g-hz - Technology ">Peter Curnow-Ford - Viatec Associates - Frequencies Up to 100g-hz - Technology </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Microwave Backhaul Evolution – Reaching Beyond 100GHz -&nbsp;</strong>Jonas Edstam, Wireless Strategy Manager at Business Unit Network Products, Ericsson</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/BtK5T8daVVYswu" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/BtK5T8daVVYswu" target="_blank" title="Jonas Edstam - Ercisson - Microwave Backhaul Evolution - Reaching Beyond 100g-hz">Jonas Edstam - Ercisson - Microwave Backhaul Evolution - Reaching Beyond 100g-hz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Group Discussion</strong> - All</p> <hr /> <p>Please contact Skye MacLeod or Raj Sivalingam if you'd like to know more about the work of the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10495-turning-good-into-great-connectivity-for-the-uk Turning Good into Great Connectivity for the UK http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10495-turning-good-into-great-connectivity-for-the-uk Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:51:39 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK’s Skye MacLeod reviews techUK’s campaign week on Good to Great Connectivity for the UK’s #ConnectedFuture <p><img src="images/assets/Page.JPG" alt="Page" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>In looking back on a fantastic <strong>Good to Great Connectivity for the UK campaign week</strong>, the overriding impression is the fantastic <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">level of ambition within the existing work and vision of the sector</a>. From augmented reality, predictive modelling and gigabit cities, the UK’s best and brightest are leading work that have the potential to dramatically change how we live and work.</p> <p>As the UK looks towards a post-Brexit environment, UK Government’s objective and competitive differentiator will be in putting the UK “<a href="insights/news/item/10413-techuk-responds-to-the-2017-budget" target="_blank">at the forefront of the global technology revolution</a>”. Key to realising this aim is technology, and communication and connectivity which underpin the recently published <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10418-spring-budget-5g-strategy-highlight-next-generation-of-digital-infrastructure" target="_blank">Spring Budget, 5G Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10087-the-industrial-strategy-positive-for-tech-but-iteration-will-be-key" target="_blank">Industrial Strategy</a> and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure" target="_blank">Digital Strategy</a>.</p> <p>A key strand in fast tracking UK economic growth is in incentivising investment and innovation to enable world class digital connectivity across the UK - in Transport Corridors and Urban &amp; Rural Connectivity, through Communications Resiliency and the right Regulatory Environment to enable the Emergence of New Applications of Communications &amp; Connectivity.</p> <p>As the UK trade association for the digital technologies industries, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Programme</a> is already undertaking a number of initiatives that will contribute to the aim of driving investment and innovation to enable world class digital connectivity in the UK:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Transport Corridors:</strong> techUK is bringing together the telecom and ICT industry stakeholders, wireless technology suppliers and academia to provide <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/future-connected-rail" target="_blank">cross-industry expertise on improved digital connectivity for rail operations</a>, in collaboration with DfT, Network Rail, Association of Train Operators (Rail Delivery Group) and RSSB.</li> <li><strong>Industry-Local Government roundtables:</strong> techUK is launching a <a href="events/roundtable/item/10081-industry-local-government-round-table-paving-the-way-for-5g-and-fibre-and-max" target="_blank">series of Industry-Local Government roundtables</a> – the first of which is on 17 March - aimed at building mutual understanding and collaboration (eg. on planning permissions and way leaves) to pave the way for the new communications infrastructure such as 5G and fibre networks.</li> <li><strong>Communications Resiliency:</strong> Having recently released <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/9604-uk-spf-findings-and-recommendations-on-spectrum-infrastructure-resilience" target="_blank">recommendations on spectrum infrastructure resiliency</a>, techUK is undertaking a series of Communications Resiliency workshops. Having looked at the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9793-how-important-is-resiliency-in-enabling-mass-cloud-adoption" target="_blank">Importance of Communications Resiliency in Enabling Mass Cloud Adoption</a>, the next workshop will consider <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/10249-spectrum-resiliency" target="_blank">What Infrastructure and Facilities does the UK need to Pursue its Spectrum Resilience, Innovation and Policy Objectives?</a> on the 3rd May.</li> <li><strong>techUK-Ofcom Forum:</strong> this bi-lateral forum is set up to provide a high level strategic forum to discuss matters of keen interest to members relating to the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-ofcom-forum" target="_blank">UK’s regulatory environment</a>.</li> <li><strong>5G technology and markets:</strong> techUK has worked with members which provide a range of communications infrastructure to develop the report <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/10388-5g-can-be-transformative-for-the-uk" target="_blank">5G: New Services, New Customers, New Challenges</a> which highlights why 5G matters, the services and use cases which 5G is designed to address, as well as the obstacles to address if the UK is to be a 5G leader.</li> <li><strong>UK Spectrum Policy Forum:</strong> highlighted in the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10418-spring-budget-5g-strategy-highlight-next-generation-of-digital-infrastructure" target="_blank">5G Strategy</a>, the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is the pro-active industry-led sounding board to UK Government and Ofcom on future policy and approaches on spectrum and promotes the role of spectrum in society and the maximisation of its economic and social value to the UK.</li> <li><strong>Building for broadband</strong>: Working with the buildings and facilities community later in 2017, techUK will facilitate a greater degree of shared understanding and collaboration between the communications industry, and the buildings and facilities sectors on how building(s) can be made more conducive to broadband.</li> </ul> <p>techUK will shortly be launching our vision for <strong>Good to Great Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy</strong>. Get involved in techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <hr /> <p>Blog by Skye MacLeod, Programme Manager for techUK's "<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</a>" Week.</p> <p>Get involved at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>. More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <p>More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/future-connected-rail" target="_blank">Future Connected Rail</a> activities.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10448-guest-blog-a-spectrum-roadmap-towards-5g Guest Blog: A Spectrum Roadmap Towards 5G http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10448-guest-blog-a-spectrum-roadmap-towards-5g Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Guest blog from Janette Stewart, Principal at Analysys Mason for techUK's "Good to Great Connectivity for the UK" Week #ConnectedFuture <p>We are fortunate in the UK to have a telecoms and media regulator whose policies are at the forefront of international best practice. In relation to spectrum policy – the main topic of this blog – Ofcom’s spectrum management reforms over the past decade have resulted in spectrum assignment practices in the UK that are market-driven and flexible (within the bounds of international regulations).</p> <p>The government’s Digital Economy Bill – on its way to becoming law after a third reading in November 2016 – puts forward further innovations such as dynamic spectrum access, requiring Ofcom to introduce this new practice. Society’s need for greater access to broadband connectivity, including wireless, is a key motivator for the new law. The continuing growth in demand for wireless data services means that the UK’s 3G and 4G mobile networks are becoming increasingly congested. New emerging applications – especially in relation to the Internet of Things – are reliant on mobile connectivity being available continuously. Achieving greater capacity, better reliability and increasing reach of coverage will require mobile networks to transform, with the deployment of many more smaller cells, and massive MIMO antenna technology.</p> <p>These transformations are embraced within the next generation of mobile connectivity, known as 5G. The government is putting weight behind policies to promote 5G deployment in the UK – as evident in recent budget announcements and in DCMS’s 5G Strategy[<a href="#A">1</a>]. Governments in European markets are also keenly interested in 5G, and European institutions such as the European Commission and the RSPG are working closely to harmonise European spectrum availability for 5G.</p> <p>The consequences of the ‘Brexit’ vote in this regard have yet to become clear but indications from Ofcom are that the frequency bands that will be made available for 5G in the UK will be aligned with emerging European policy.</p> <p>Ofcom has already set out indications about the wide range of bands that might be included in the overall 4G–5G transition (we provide a summary of Ofcom’s indications in Figure 1 below).</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Analysys_Mason.jpg" alt="Analysys Mason" width="1000" height="718" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Key over the coming year will be to develop further detail of how new bands will be released to market, including the licensing terms of different bands, and how these relate to roll-out and coverage obligations.</p> <p>At least for the provision of mobile broadband services, 5G might follow the same coverage patterns as 4G, subject to suitable spectrum being available. However, if 5G is to deliver connectivity to transform the way that many local, utility and public services are delivered as well as connecting railway corridors and roads, enhanced coverage will be needed, including within buildings and to locations where mobile reception has traditionally been weak. How different 5G bands might be brought to market in the UK is a topic that the UK Spectrum Policy Forum will be considering during 2017.</p> <p>[<a name="A">1</a>] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-generation-mobile-technologies-a-5g-strategy-for-the-uk">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-generation-mobile-technologies-a-5g-strategy-for-the-uk</a></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Janette Stewart is a Principal with Analysys Mason and chairs the SPF workstream on spectrum future uses and demand. This guest blog is part&nbsp;for techUK's "<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</a>" Week.</p> <p>Get involved at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>. More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10457-guest-blog-been-hit-by-doris-call-105 Guest Blog: “Been hit by Doris? Call 105!” http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10457-guest-blog-been-hit-by-doris-call-105 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Guest blog by Adrian Grilli of Joint Radio Company for techUK's "Good to Great Connectivity for the UK" Week #ConnectedFuture <p><img src="images/assets/JRC_1.jpg" alt="JRC 1" width="200" height="150" style="float: right;" />We get so used to our electricity supply being there whenever we need it that we forget what to do when it goes off for more than a few seconds. Perhaps that’s because on average you’ll only experience a power cut once every two years, and then it will only be off a little over 40 minutes.</p> <p>But if it doesn’t come back on, what do you do?</p> <p>Fumble in the dark for a telephone directory or one of those phone cards with important numbers on (if you’re my age) –but most of you will grab your smart phone or tablet.</p> <p>Being all telecoms specialists, you’ll all know now that you just ring ‘105’ and get straight through to the electricity distribution company – the one that fixes the wires and answers the phone in seconds, not the supplier who sells it to you and may take a little longer to answer phone calls.</p> <p>But what happens if the phone is dead because the local mobile phone mast is on the same power supply as your home and has failed as well?</p> <p>TV won’t work, broadband router has no flashing lights, and your cordless phone’s lifeless. If only you could remember where that old wired phone was – the old one with the rotary dial, you’d be ok.<img src="images/assets/JRC2.jpg" alt="JRC2" width="200" height="172" style="float: right;" /></p> <p>February 2017 - Storm Doris moved across the UK bringing gusts of up to 94 mph accompanied by heavy snowfall across Scotland.</p> <p><strong>STORM DORIS IMPACTS</strong></p> <p>Doris – for we name our storms now hit overnight and into the morning of 23rd February. Doris, as befits a lady of that&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="images/assets/JRC3.jpg" alt="JRC3" width="300" height="169" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" /></p> <p>name, was far more powerful than Conor who preceded her and Ewan who followed. The centre of the storm moved&nbsp;</p> <p>through Northern Ireland, then across northern England. The storm brought heavy snow to Scotland during the morning rush hour causing widespread disruption.</p> <p>The highest wind was in North Wales where a gust of 94 mph was recorded at Capel Curig.</p> <p>Transport was disrupted from the M80 in Scotland to the Dartford Crossing - the Port of Liverpool was closed for a time. There were delays and cancellation to train services and flights throughout the day, and ....&nbsp;50,000 homes lost their power.</p> <p><strong>RESTORATION</strong></p> <p>So how is power restored when nature does its worse? Telecoms to the rescue!</p> <p><img src="images/assets/JRC4.jpg" alt="JRC4" width="250" height="126" style="float: right;" /></p> <p>Even as faults develop, fast acting teleprotection detects the faults and isolates power before damage is done.&nbsp;Then, automatic monitoring and switching systems rapidly reconfigure the electricity network where possible to restore as many people as possible within a few minutes. Where damaged infrastructure cannot be bypassed by remote switching, repair crews have to be despatched – using wireless telecoms of course. And then the tricky bit: after repair the power has to be safely restored with further communication between repair crews and control room.</p> <p>Without resilient telecommunication systems, electricity would be off for a lot longer, which is good news for most people – but not candle makers I suppose?</p> <hr /> <p>Guest blog by Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, Joint Radio Company for techUK's "<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</a>" Week.</p> <p>Get involved at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>. More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10471-guest-blog-why-uk-needs-great-connectivity-to-keep-pace-with-mass-cloud-adoption Guest Blog:Why UK Needs Great Connectivity to Keep Pace with Mass Cloud Adoption http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10471-guest-blog-why-uk-needs-great-connectivity-to-keep-pace-with-mass-cloud-adoption Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Blog by Sue Daley, techUK’s Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics & AI for techUK's "Good to Great Connectivity for the UK" Week #ConnectedFuture <p>On the 16th March 2016 techUK launched its <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/8064-techuk-vision-for-keeping-the-uk-at-the-forefront-of-cloud-adoption" target="_blank">Cloud 2020 Vision</a> which outlined what must be done to keep the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption. A key recommendation focused on the importance of the UK having a communications infrastructure that can keep pace with mass cloud adoption. On the eve of the anniversary of the Cloud 2020 Vision launch, techUK’s Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI Sue Daley considers why having not just good but great connectivity remains vital to the UK realising the full opportunities of cloud computing.</p> <p>“Cloud is fundamental to our digital future. It is fast becoming our primary means to store, process and manage the vast volumes of real-time data created through digital interactions. The ability to access and retrieve data held in the cloud on demand from anywhere regardless of the location is only possible by having a communications infrastructure that provides ubiquitous connectivity.</p> <p>The good news is that the UK starts from a position of strength. Superfast broadband is now available to almost <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0035/95876/CN-Report-2016.pdf" target="_blank">90% of homes and small businesses across the UK</a> and <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/95712/ICMR-Broadband-Scorecard_EU5.pdf" target="_blank">Ofcom’s European Broadband Scorecard</a> recently ranked the UK highly in comparison to the EU5 regarding delivery, take-up and usage of broadband services. Globally, <a href="http://www.huawei.com/minisite/gci/en/index.html?pCountry=GB&amp;pYear=2016#country-details-section" target="_blank">Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index </a>ranked the UK 5th out of 50 countries for its accessibility and coverage as well as its investment in IOT and mobile infrastructure projects.</p> <p>But is the communications infrastructure in the UK ready for mass cloud adoption by businesses, consumers and also the communications networks themselves?</p> <p>According to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses 55% of UK SMEs are already concerned about not being able to access cloud services when and where they need them. There is a concern that if users are unable to access cloud services, this could hold back UK organisations and consumers’ willingness to adopt and use cloud. Where there are gaps in connectivity these must be addressed urgently to avoid the emergence of a new digital divide, where metropolitan areas become hubs of cloud adoption while rural areas are left without the connectivity needed to access cloud services.</p> <p>Having in place a reliable high speed, low latency and ubiquitous fixed and mobile communications infrastructure, that is not just good but great, is therefore essential to realising mass adoption and take up of cloud computing services across the whole of the UK. Government and industry must remain focused on pushing out superfast coverage to as near 100% of homes and businesses as possible.</p> <p>Communications network providers themselves are also looking to increasingly host telecommunication services in the cloud. For example, applications, which are responsible for controlling and guaranteeing the delivery of telecommunications services. This move also require a resilient cloud computing ecosystem as telecommunications services themselves are increasingly being hosted in the cloud. As the very basis of telecommunications networks, traditional failure modes and procedures put in place to protect the UK’s communications infrastructure may need to be adapted as more of the core systems that make up the UK’s telephone and internet systems reside in the cloud. Additionally, if our communications network is not sufficiently supportive there is a threat to the resiliency of cloud services, which rely on a strong communications network to guarantee cloud access. Therefore, a thriving cloud computing market requires resilient, reliable, ubiquitous communications infrastructure; and the communications networks will increasingly rely on a resilient cloud ecosystem to deliver their products.</p> <p>To ensure mass cloud adoption across the whole of the UK continued investment in communications infrastructure and supportive regulatory frameworks are vital. This requires a policy framework that maximises incentives to invest in the infrastructure, regulatory structures that reduce the associated business costs and burdens and an industrial environment that generates innovative technologies and business models.</p> <p>Ongoing engagement is therefore needed between Government, industry, regulators, and cloud service providers to identify the connectivity, bandwidth, security and resilience requirements needed to support mass cloud adoption today but also in the future. techUK is working with its members to make this happen and on 11 January techUK’s Communications Infrastructure and Cloud, Big Data and Analytics Programmes have held a <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9793-how-important-is-resiliency-in-enabling-mass-cloud-adoption" target="_blank">joint briefing session</a> where speakers from&nbsp;QinetiQ, PwC, Ericsson, Memset and Agilis KLM discussed the importance of having a secure and resilient communications infrastructure to realising the mass adoption and take up of cloud computing.</p> <p>Moving forward in 2017 techUK will be continuing to discuss these vital issues with our members and the important role great connectivity must play in ensuring we can keep the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption not just in Europe but globally.”</p> <hr /> <p>Blog by Sue Daley, techUK’s Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI for techUK's "<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</a>" Week.</p> <p>Get involved at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>. More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/cloud-data-analytics-and-ai" target="_blank">Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI Programme</a>.</p> <p>Join techUK's&nbsp;workshop on Wednesday 3rd May which will focus on ‘<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/10249-spectrum-resiliency" target="_blank">What infrastructure and facilities does the UK need to pursue its spectrum resilience, innovation and policy objectives?</a>’</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10472-guest-blog-5g-millimetre-wave-fwa-wireless-is-the-new-wired Guest Blog: 5G Millimetre Wave FWA ‘Wireless is the New Wired?' http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10472-guest-blog-5g-millimetre-wave-fwa-wireless-is-the-new-wired Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:30:05 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Guest blog by Mark Barrett, CMO of BluWireless for techUK's "Good to Great Connectivity for the UK" Week #ConnectedFuture <p>BluWireless Technology - 5G Millimetre Wave FWA ‘Wireless is the new Wired?’</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/yM3ZUOF0aRzNpO" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/bluwireless-technology-5g-millimetre-wave-fwa-wireless-is-the-new-wired" target="_blank" title="BluWireless Technology - 5G Millimetre Wave FWA ‘Wireless is the new Wired?’">BluWireless Technology - 5G Millimetre Wave FWA ‘Wireless is the new Wired?’</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>Guest presentation by Mark Barrett, CMO of BluWireless for techUK's "<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</a>" Week.</p> <p>Get involved at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>. More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10458-guest-blog-5g-creating-a-vibrant-digital-economy Guest Blog: 5G - Creating a Vibrant Digital Economy http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10458-guest-blog-5g-creating-a-vibrant-digital-economy Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Guest blog from John Canavan, Head of Regulatory Affairs of Arqiva, for techUK's "Good to Great Connectivity for the UK" Week. #ConnectedFuture <p>For those of us who have the dubious pleasure of attending spectrum management conferences and workshops, the well-worn mantra over the last few years that “nobody really knows what 5G will look like” had been wearing a little thin. We knew that 5G would need to meet explosive increases in consumer demand and would deliver low latency to support machine to machine applications. We also knew that it would require lots of new spectrum coupled with very significant investments in infrastructure to deliver these new and innovative services.</p> <p>It was clear that the dual objectives of meeting huge levels of data demand while ensuring that coverage is ubiquitous would be at the heart of 5G.</p> <p>But beyond that, the actual reality of what 5G would look like had been unclear – in contrast with more definable progression from, say, 3G to 4G.</p> <p>So it is welcome that flesh is finally being put on the 5G bone. On 24 February, Arqiva and Samsung announced UK trials to deliver 5G broadband services to homes and businesses through fixed wireless access (FWA) technology. This initiative utilises the joint expertise of Arqiva as the UK’s leading media infrastructure provider and Samsung as a global leader in broadband technology innovation.</p> <p>Using 5G “pre-standards”, the FWA trial will explore the possibilities of ultra-fast, high bandwidth connectivity via wireless technology rather than conventional wired services. We expect to realise speeds in excess of 1 Gbps and to demonstrate super low latency.</p> <p>Arqiva’s existing licensed 28 GHz spectrum holdings will provide the oxygen for this technology, aligning with already emerging industry preferences and trials in the US, Japan and South Korea. Parallel to this, the EU is also promoting the 26 GHz band as a harmonised 5G solution.</p> <p>These bands combined, open up possibilities of massive bandwidths in the millimetric part of the spectrum – delivering ultra-fast speeds to ever greater numbers of premises.</p> <p>Delivering these speeds using fibre alone would involve huge costs. Deploying small cells to deliver connectivity wirelessly promises an alternative solution at lower costs – but without compromising on speed and capacity – and could lead the way to genuine long-term infrastructure competition in the delivery of 5G.</p> <p>In terms of delivering ubiquitous 5G coverage, Arqiva also has a pivotal role in the UK. We are clearing digital terrestrial television from the 700 MHz band to enable that spectrum to become the band which will deliver wide coverage of mobile 5G services. We are confident of delivering this by the ambitious 2020 timescale set by Ofcom.</p> <p>Thereafter, the challenge will fall on the mobile sector to assess how it can more efficiently use the fragmented spectrum in the 700, 800 and 900 MHz bands to deliver high speed 5G services across the entire population.</p> <p>So, Arqiva’s commitment is to be at the centre of the 5G story in the UK – working closely with industry partners, government and the regulator. A vibrant digital economy will deliver enormous benefits across all industries and we are confident that we can play a role in realising this goal.</p> <hr /> <p>Guest blog from John Canavan,&nbsp;Head of Regulatory Affairs, Arqiva, for techUK's "<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week" target="_blank">Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</a>" Week.</p> <p>Get involved at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>. More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week Good to Great Connectivity for the UK Campaign Week http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10426-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk-campaign-week Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org The Campaign Week (13-17 March) will highlight the existing work and vision of the sector in enabling world class digital connectivity #ConnectedFuture <p style="text-align: left;"><img src="images/assets/Page.JPG" alt="Page" width="632" height="185" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>During this week’s “<strong>Good to Great Connectivity for the UK</strong>” <strong>Campaign Week</strong>, techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a> is showcasing the great work and thought leadership in this sector.</p> <p>As the UK looks towards a post-Brexit environment, Britain’s key differentiator will be in being recognised as having a world-leading standard of connectivity.&nbsp;A key component of this ambition will be in incentivising investment and innovation to enable world class digital connectivity.</p> <p>Through this campaign week we therefore aim to highlight the existing work and vision of the sector and have grouped the fantastic guest blog posts&nbsp;by topic on the following days:</p> <p><strong>Monday 13th March - Transport Corridors</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10436-guest-blog-satellites-to-provide-vital-link-to-connected-cars" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Satellites to Provide Vital Link to Connected Cars</a> by Mohaned Juwad, Senior Manager, Spectrum Policy, Intelsat</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10456-guest-blog-why-c-v2x-is-needed-for-autonomous-driving" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Why C-V2X is needed for autonomous driving?</a> by George Tsirtsis, Sr Director of Technology, Qualcomm&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tuesday 14th March - Urban and Rural Connectivity&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10434-guest-blog-top-12-steps-for-local-authorities-in-delivering-a-gigabit-london" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Top 12 steps for Local Authorities in Delivering a Gigabit London</a> by Steven Bage, Strategic Infrastructure Advisor, City of London Corporation</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10433-guest-blog-tv-white-space-a-game-changer-in-rural-connectivity" target="_blank">Guest Blog: TV White Space a Game Changer in Rural Connectivity</a> by Russell Haworth, CEO, Nominet UK</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10440-guest-blog-smart-cities-why-not-smart-smart-settlements" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Smart cities? Why not smart settlements?</a> by Vicki DeBlasi, Communications Lead, CityVerve</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10461-guest-blog-ordnance-survey-maps-providing-visual-representation-of-data" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Ordnance Survey maps providing visual representation of data</a> by Miranda Sharp, Head of Smart Cities Practice, Ordnance Survey</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10441-blog-ensuring-world-class-connectivity-for-businesses-in-post-brexit-britain" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Ensuring world-class connectivity for businesses in post-Brexit Britain</a> by William Newton, EMEA Director, WiredScore</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10458-guest-blog-5g-creating-a-vibrant-digital-economy" target="_blank">Guest Blog: 5G - Creating a Vibrant Digital Economy</a> by John Canavan, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Arqiva</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10435-guest-blog-delivering-a-more-sustainable-and-less-carbon-intensive-future" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Delivering a more sustainable and less carbon intensive future</a> by Craig Melson, Environment &amp; Compliance, techUK</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10463-guest-blog-the-hype-is-here-iot-becomes-reality-in-central-london" target="_blank">Guest Blog: The Hype Is Here: IOT Becomes Reality In Central London</a> by Andrew Fray, Managing Director UK, Interxion</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10472-guest-blog-5g-millimetre-wave-fwa-wireless-is-the-new-wired" target="_blank">Guest Blog: 5G Millimetre Wave FWA ‘Wireless is the new Wired?'</a> by Mark Barrett, CMO of BluWireless&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10507-guest-blog-ordnance-survey-and-urban-rural-connectivity" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Ordnance Survey and Urban &amp; Rural Connectivity </a>by Miranda Sharp, Head of Smart Cities Practice at Ordnance Survey&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Wednesday 15th March - Communications Resiliency&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10444-guest-blog-resilient-communications-the-backbone-of-a-smarter-future" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Resilient Communications: the Backbone of a Smarter Future </a>by Sundeep Bhandari, Strategy Manager - Digital, National Physical Laboratory&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10445-guest-blog-communications-resilience-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Communications Resilience - ‘Good to Great Connectivity for the UK’ </a>by Dr Anil Shukla, QinetiQ Fellow</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10443-guest-blog-orchestral-manoeuvres-or-3-lessons-for-communications-resiliency" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Orchestral Manoeuvres (or 3 lessons for Communications Resiliency)</a> by Dr. Val Lynch, CEO of AND Technology Research</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10457-guest-blog-been-hit-by-doris-call-105" target="_blank">Guest Blog: “Been hit by Doris? Call 105!” </a>by Adrian Grilli, Managing Director of Joint Radio Company</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10471-guest-blog-why-uk-needs-great-connectivity-to-keep-pace-with-mass-cloud-adoption" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Why UK Needs Great Connectivity to Keep Pace with Mass Cloud Adoption</a> by Sue Daley, techUK’s Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI Programme</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday 16th March - Regulatory Environment&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10437-guest-blog-what-does-brexit-mean-for-the-uk-telecoms-industry" target="_blank">Guest Blog: What Does Brexit Mean for the UK Telecoms Industry? </a>by Samira Gazzane, Policy Manager, Broadband Stakeholder Group&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10464-guest-blog-investment-and-competition-balance-required" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Investment and Competition – Balance Required</a> by Tony Lavender, CEO of Plum Consulting</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10448-guest-blog-a-spectrum-roadmap-towards-5g" target="_blank">Guest Blog: A Spectrum Roadmap Towards 5G</a> by Janette Stewart, Principal at Analysys Mason</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10449-guest-blog-connectivity-is-important-10-things-we-need-to-do-to-get-the-basics" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Connectivity is Important- 10 Things we Need to do to get the Basics</a> by Mark Keenan, Chief Executive Officer, Real Wireless</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10459-guest-blog-why-government-action-is-needed-to-enable-gigabit-britain" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Why Government action is needed to enable Gigabit Britain</a> by Steve Holford, Chief Customer Officer of Hyperoptic</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10484-guest-blog-spring-forward-or-fall-back" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Spring Forward, or Fall Back </a>by Scot Gardner, Chief Executive, Cisco UK and Ireland</li> </ul> <p><strong>Friday 17th March - Emerging Applications of Communications &amp; Connectivity</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10452-guest-post-augmented-reality-means-it-has-to-up-its-game" target="_blank">Guest Post: Augmented Reality Means IT has to up its Game</a> by Bryan Hill, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Interxion</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10450-guest-blog-why-tv-matters-when-it-comes-to-connectivity" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Why TV Matters When it Comes to Connectivity</a> by&nbsp;Jon Steel, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Digital UK</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10446-guest-blog-the-connected-cop" target="_blank">Guest Blog: The Connected Cop </a>by Henry Rex, Programme Manager, Justice and Emergency Services</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10487-guest-blog-importance-of-building-a-predictive-modelling-analytics-capability" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Importance of Building a Predictive Modelling &amp; Analytics Capability</a>&nbsp;by Sam Nash, UK Cities and Local Government Consulting Lead for Accenture UK</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10447-guest-blog-emerging-applications-of-communications-and-connectivity" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Emerging Applications of Communications and Connectivity</a> by Matt Allison, Manager, Public Policy, Access Partnership&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10451-guest-blog-new-applications-of-connectivity-drones" target="_blank">Guest Blog: New Applications of Connectivity: Drones</a> by&nbsp;Julian McGougan, Head of Technology, techUK</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10488-guest-blog-the-ai-opportunity" target="_blank">Guest Blog: The AI Opportunity </a>by Sam Nash, UK Cities and Local Government Consulting Lead for Accenture UK&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10491-guest-blog-might-ai-save-not-destroy-us" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Might AI Save, not Destroy Us?</a> by Shivvy Jervis, Tech Futurist, Europe Top 30 Women in Digital</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/10783-sector-insights-on-good-to-great-connectivity-for-the-uk" target="_blank">These sector insights and visions have been compiled into a document which is available here</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10495-turning-good-into-great-connectivity-for-the-uk" target="_blank">Turning Good into Great Connectivity for the UK</a>,&nbsp;techUK’s Skye MacLeod reviews this week's campaign week on Good to Great Connectivity for the UK's #ConnectedFuture.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get involved in our coordinated media activities - the twitter handle for the week will be <a href="https://twitter.com/techUK?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank">@techUK</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/connectedfuture" target="_blank">#ConnectedFuture</a>.</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a></p> <p>More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/future-connected-rail" target="_blank">Future Connected Rail</a>&nbsp;activities.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10418-spring-budget-5g-strategy-highlight-next-generation-of-digital-infrastructure Spring Budget & 5G Strategy Highlight Next Generation of Digital Infrastructure http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10418-spring-budget-5g-strategy-highlight-next-generation-of-digital-infrastructure Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:37:51 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK welcomes Government’s 5G Strategy and its desire for the UK to become a 5G leader. <p>Today's Spring Budget <a href="insights/news/item/9758-an-autumn-statement-springboard-for-uk-s-digital-communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">reconfirms announcements made in the Autumn Statement</a> and <a href="insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure" target="_blank">UK Digital Strategy</a> regarding National Productivity Investment Fund allocation of £740m in digital infrastructure by 2020-21, and £400 million in a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (to be matched by private sector investors).</p> <p>UK Government today also launched the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/597421/07.03.17_5G_strategy_-_for_publication.pdf" target="_blank">Next Generation Mobile Technologies: A 5G Strategy for the UK</a>&nbsp;which sets out the government’s ambition that the UK should be a global leader in 5G to take early advantage of its potential and help to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.</p> <p>In the 5G Strategy, the UK Government committed to two key actions:</p> <ul> <li>The creation of a new national 5G Innovation Network to trial and demonstrate 5G applications. The Government’s initial investment will be up to £16 million for a cutting edge facility with the technology to run the trials, delivered through cooperation between leading 5G research institutions during 2017/18. It will deliver an end-to-end 5G trial in early 2018 and support a number of testbed spokes from 2018/19. Funding for future trials will be awarded on a competitive basis.</li> <li>The establishment of a new centre of 5G expertise in DCMS to ensure that work across the UK to develop 5G capabilities is joined up in a way that meets the strategic objectives of the programme.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Julian McGougan, techUK’s Head of Technology</strong> commented: “techUK welcomes the Government’s 5G Strategy and its re-affirmation of the desire for the UK to become a 5G leader. Government’s intention to look again at planning and regulatory system, and a focus on connectivity in major transport corridors, will be key to enable cost-effective infrastructure deployment and sharing. techUK already has initiatives underway, bringing together industry and public sector, to assist in policy development in these key areas.</p> <p>“A concerted effort from government and business is needed to ensure the UK’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit is focused on ensuring the UK becomes a world leader in developing and adopting applications that use 5G connectivity. Today’s announcement of a 5G Innovation Network is a very welcome development.”</p> <p>This 5G Strategy builds on both the recently published <a href="insights/news/item/10344-spectrum-in-the-uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Digital Strategy</a> and the Government’s <a href="insights/opinions/item/10087-the-industrial-strategy-positive-for-tech-but-iteration-will-be-key" target="_blank">modern Industrial Strategy</a> and aims to deliver three main outcomes: (1) accelerating the deployment of 5G networks; (2) maximising the productivity and efficiency benefits to the UK from 5G; and (3) creating new opportunities for UK businesses at home and abroad, and encouraging inward investment.</p> <p>Of particular interest to the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“The FCCG’s report into 5G recommends that the Government should “explore potential to access the 3.8-4.2 GHz range on a shared basis as an extension to adjacent 3.4-3.8 GHz Spectrum and promote this in Europe”, and that the Government should use the&nbsp;<a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;(SPF) as a sounding board for future spectrum plans for 5G.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“The Government already seeks and considers advice from industry through the SPF, including its valuable work to date on 5G, and will continue to work closely with the forum.” &nbsp;(p.49)</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on the activities of the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> and the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <p>techUK’s recent report on <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/10388-5g-can-be-transformative-for-the-uk" target="_blank">5G: New Services, New Customers, New Challenges</a> is available.</p> <p>You can read more on the Budget here:</p> <p>&gt; &gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10413-techuk-responds-to-the-2017-budget" target="_blank">techUK Responds to the 2017 Budget</a></p> <p>&gt; &gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10419-techuk-roundup-of-key-budget-2017-announcement" target="_blank">techUK Roundup of key Budget 2017 Announcement</a></p> <p>&gt; &gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10415-new-funding-for-social-care-announced" target="_blank">New Funding for Social Care Announced</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">Julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/10388-5g-can-be-transformative-for-the-uk 5G Can Be Transformative For the UK http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/10388-5g-can-be-transformative-for-the-uk Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:12:40 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org techUK outlines how the UK could reap the benefit from being a 5G leader. <p><img src="images/assets/5G_Report.JPG" alt="5G Report" width="250" height="354" style="margin: 5px; float: right;" />techUK has today released its latest report, <strong>5G: New Services, New Customers, New Challenges</strong>, which highlights why 5G matters, the services and use cases which 5G is designed to address, as well as the obstacles to address if the UK is to be a 5G leader.</p> <p>Successive generations of mobile technology have helped to fundamentally change consumer and business behaviour, increasing the benefits derived from being online and, therefore, driving up the demand for data. As a result we now live in a mobile-first world.</p> <p>5G, the next upgrade in mobile technology, won’t only be faster than 4G, it is expected to also be more reliable, use less energy, be responsive enough to support self-driving cars, and to enable thousands of sensors to connect at the same location. In short, it’s less about faster smartphones and more about a smarter future where almost everyone and everything is connectable.</p> <p>5G has the potential to be truly transformative – for consumers and for business. The UK Government has set out a bold ambition to be a 5G leader, and has made a good start but the momentum must be maintained. The report details three areas requiring attention:</p> <p>1) <strong>Coverage:</strong> There must be greater focus on extending mobile coverage. 5G on its own won’t improve mobile coverage. Today’s patchy coverage of major road and rail corridors must be addressed as a priority.</p> <p>2) <strong>Collaboration:</strong> Ensuring 5G is quickly, and widely, available across the UK will require more collaboration between operators - unfettered competition would reduce the net benefits to UK plc. There also must be greater co-operation and consistency of approach between Central and Local Government. Currently, the process of deploying transmitters in city centres is protracted and fragmented.</p> <p>3) <strong>Spectrum:</strong> Spectrum is the lifeblood of all mobile technologies. Ofcom now needs to build on its sterling work in Europe identifying suitable spectrum, and move quickly to get spectrum into the hands of industry, where the current means of award and licensing may no longer be ideal.</p> <p>But for 5G to deliver on its promises will require considerable investment – a challenge in the current climate.</p> <p>Highlighting the importance of 5G leadership Julian David, CEO of techUK, said:</p> <p><em>“The UK was slow to get 4G spectrum into the hands of industry, and the planning and approvals process further delayed the UK reaping the benefits of 4G. I am delighted that the UK Government has no intention of repeating that mistake with 5G. The UK has a real opportunity to become a 5G leader and Europe’s showcase for the applications and services enabled by 5G.</em></p> <p><em>“techUK strongly supports the UK Government’s focus on 5G, and the considerable effort Ofcom has put into identifying suitable spectrum which could be made available quickly, but to become a 5G leader, the UK needs to do even more. Specifically, we need to see a much more coordinated approach to deploying – and sharing – infrastructure, and a focus on connectivity in major transport corridors. I am delighted to say that techUK already has initiatives underway, bringing together industry and public sector, to assist in policy development in these key areas.”</em></p> <p>Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting London LLP comments:</p> <p><em>“5G is an excellent opportunity for the UK to show its strength in research, development and industrialisation. Also to show how Government can work with industry and others to drive forward mobile technology and the broader solutions that will make more advanced mobile standards a reality.</em></p> <p><em>“There are still many non-technology focused questions to address in addition to the technological innovation that 5G needs. Service ecosystem development for horizontal and industry vertical applications and the imperative of creating conditions for viable business cases to flourish are two key areas to address hand in hand with technology development.</em></p> <p><em>“A unique cooperation across both public and private sectors will be required to achieve these ambitious goals.”</em></p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Julian.McGougan@techuk.org">Julian.McGougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>For press queries, please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Alice.Jackson@techuk.org">Alice.Jackson@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10344-spectrum-in-the-uk-digital-strategy Spectrum in the UK Digital Strategy http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10344-spectrum-in-the-uk-digital-strategy Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:24:13 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org UK Digital Strategy acknowledges the importance of spectrum in facilitating further investment and innovation in 5G technologies. <p>The UK Government today launched the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">UK Digital Strategy</a> which sets out Government’s plans on how it will build on the UK’s success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.</p> <p>In addition to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure" target="_blank">recognising the importance of the UK’s communications infrastructure</a>, the Strategy also acknowledges the importance of spectrum in facilitating further investment and innovation in 5G technologies.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&nbsp;"<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Spectrum for connectivity</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Better use of radio spectrum will also facilitate further investment and innovation in 5G technologies. We will deliver on our commitment to free up 750 MHz of public sector spectrum in bands below 10 GHz by 2022, having already made over half (384 MHz) available to use since 2010.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">This includes continuing the approach set out in the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287994/UK_Spectrum_Strategy_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">2014 Spectrum Strategy</a> of charging government departments a market-based fee for their spectrum use, encouraging spectrum sharing and wherever possible making suitable spectrum available for advanced communications technologies such as 5G.”</p> <p>In the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287994/UK_Spectrum_Strategy_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">2014 UK Spectrum Strategy</a>, the Government gave significant prominence to the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">industry-led UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> – charging the UK Spectrum Policy Forum to “act as a sounding board for Government and Ofcom and to challenge them on the priorities for spectrum management.” Government in turn committed to “work with the UK Spectrum Policy Forum to keep the Spectrum Strategy focused on the key issues for delivering best value for the UK from spectrum.”</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on the activities of the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>.</p> <p>Find out what techUK's different programmes believe is important for the sector below.</p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10334-digital-strategy-puts-digital-at-the-heart-of-global-britain" target="_blank">techUK Deputy CEO welcomes Government’s Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10338-lifelong-learning-and-international-talent-critical-to-future-of-digital-skills" target="_blank">Skills are commitments welcome but access to international talent remains key</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10336-digital-strategy-government-plans-public-services-transformation" target="_blank">Digital Strategy Commits to Transformative Public Services</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10352-local-government-in-the-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Local Government in the Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure" target="_blank">Digital Strategy emphasises importance of world-class connectivity</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10344-spectrum-in-the-uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">The role of spectrum in the new Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10345-data-at-the-heart-of-the-uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Harnessing the power of data will unlock a new wave of digital growth</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10348-digital-strategy-shows-uk-a-world-leader-in-child-internet-safety" target="_blank">Digital Strategy shows UK is a world leader in Child Internet Safety</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10349-policing-and-justice-in-the-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Policing and Justice in the Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10350-techuk-response-to-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Cyber Security and the Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure UK Digital Strategy Recognises the Importance of the UK’s Comms Infrastructure http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:10:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK welcomes the Strategy and highlights communications infrastructure initiatives underway which will contribute to the strategy’s aims <p>The UK Government today launched the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">UK Digital Strategy</a> which sets out Government’s plans on how it will build on the UK’s success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone. In recognising the importance of the UK’s communications infrastructure, Part 1 of the Strategy focuses on "<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-digital-strategy/1-connectivity-building-world-class-digital-infrastructure-for-the-uk" target="_blank">Connectivity - building world-class digital infrastructure for the UK</a>".</p> <p><strong>Raj Sivalingam, techUK’s Executive Director of Telecoms and Spectrum</strong> commented: “We welcome UK Government’s Digital Strategy which rightly recognises the importance of the UK’s communications infrastructure. As the UK looks towards a post-Brexit environment, Britain’s key differentiator will be in being recognised as having a world-leading standard of connectivity. Key components of this ambition will be in incentivising investment and innovation and reducing regulatory burdens to enable world class digital connectivity in each of urban, rural, transport and in-building environments. techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Programme has a number of initiatives underway which will contribute to the strategy’s aims.”</p> <p>The UK Digital Strategy <a href="insights/news/item/9758-an-autumn-statement-springboard-for-uk-s-digital-communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">reconfirms the announcements made in the Autumn Statement</a> regarding the investment of £400 million in a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (to be matched by private sector investors), and the allocation of £740m funding for a coordinated programme of integrated fibre and 5G trials. It also confirmed that a 5G Strategy, which will set out the UK Government’s vision and steps needed to take to for the next generation of mobile connectivity, will be published at Spring Budget 2017.</p> <p>In ensuring the conditions that encourage investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure, Government has also identified how it aims to use regulation to make it faster and cheaper for operators to build and develop digital infrastructure. Acknowledging that the UK’s regulatory framework needs to recognise and support the fact that the infrastructure required to deliver connectivity is converging - particularly relating to preparations for the roll out of 5G - the Strategy highlights: Access to Infrastructure Regulations; reforms to mobile planning laws in England to reduce planning requirements; reforms to the Electronic Communications Code, made through the Digital Economy Bill; and exploring options around planning and wayleave agreements to make it easier to build digital infrastructure.</p> <p>The Strategy also highlights specific initiatives such as the establishment of a new Business Connectivity Forum, chaired by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which is aimed to enable collaboration between business organisations, local authorities and communications providers to develop specific solutions to the issues faced by businesses in accessing fast, affordable, reliable broadband.</p> <p>As the UK trade association for the digital technologies industries, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Programme </a>is already undertaking a number of initiatives that will contribute to the UK Digital Strategy’s aims:</p> <ul> <li><strong>5G applications</strong>: techUK has worked with members which provide a range of communications infrastructure to develop a paper highlighting why 5G matters, the services and use cases which 5G is designed to address, and obstacles to address if the UK is to be a 5G leader.</li> <li><strong>Rail connectivity</strong>: techUK is bringing together the telecom and ICT industry stakeholders, wireless technology suppliers and academia to provide <a href="events/meeting/item/10078-future-connected-rail-stakeholder-forum" target="_blank">cross-industry expertise on improved digital connectivity for rail operations</a>, in collaboration with DfT, Network Rail, Association of Train Operators (Rail Delivery Group) and RSSB.</li> <li><strong>Industry-Local Government roundtables</strong>: techUK is launching a <a href="events/roundtable/item/10081-industry-local-government-round-table-paving-the-way-for-5g-and-fibre-and-max" target="_blank">series of Industry-Local Government roundtables </a>– the first of which is on 17 March - aimed at building mutual understanding and collaboration (eg. on planning permissions and way leaves) to pave the way for the new communications infrastructure such as 5G and fibre networks.</li> <li><strong>Building for broadband</strong>: Working with the buildings and facilities community later in 2017, techUK will facilitate a greater degree of shared understanding and collaboration between the communications industry, and the buildings and facilities sectors on how building(s) can be made more conducive to broadband.</li> </ul> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme </a>and activities.</p> <p>Find out what techUK's different programmes believe is important for the sector below.</p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10334-digital-strategy-puts-digital-at-the-heart-of-global-britain">techUK Deputy CEO welcomes Government’s Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10338-lifelong-learning-and-international-talent-critical-to-future-of-digital-skills" target="_blank">Skills are commitments welcome but access to international talent remains key</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10336-digital-strategy-government-plans-public-services-transformation" target="_blank">Digital Strategy Commits to Transformative Public Services</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10352-local-government-in-the-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Local Government in the Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10343-uk-digital-strategy-recognises-the-importance-of-the-uk-s-comms-infrastructure" target="_blank">Digital Strategy emphasises importance of world-class connectivity</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10344-spectrum-in-the-uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">The role of spectrum in the new Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10345-data-at-the-heart-of-the-uk-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Harnessing the power of data will unlock a new wave of digital growth</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10348-digital-strategy-shows-uk-a-world-leader-in-child-internet-safety" target="_blank">Digital Strategy shows UK is a world leader in Child Internet Safety</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10349-policing-and-justice-in-the-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Policing and Justice in the Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>&gt;&gt; <a href="insights/opinions/item/10350-techuk-response-to-digital-strategy" target="_blank">Cyber Security and the Digital Strategy</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p>