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Please find minutes of the recent Open Banking Working Group

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:08:09 +0100
UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12898-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12898-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes

Welcome and Introductions
Tony Lavender CEO, Plum Consulting and Steering Board Chairman  

Updates from the 5 April UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board & Updates from Cluster Chairs 
Tony Lavender, UK SPF Steering Board Chairman

 

Making more spectrum available (and avoiding fragmentation)
Modernizing rules to incentivise and facilitate the deployment of telecoms infrastructure (including low-latency (dark) fibre)
George Grayland, Senior Solutions Manager, Nokia

In conversation with Jane Humphreys: Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade  
Jane Humphreys, Senior Spectrum Advisor, techUK and Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade

 

Update on 5G Brighton Testbed Trials
Peter Curnow-Ford, Senior Advisor - 5G, Digital Catapult

AOB and Close
Tony Lavender CEO, Plum Consulting and Steering Board Chairman

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:37:55 +0100
Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecoms Committee Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12880-joint-techuk-ukspace-satellite-telecoms-committee-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12880-joint-techuk-ukspace-satellite-telecoms-committee-meeting-notes

Introduction by the Chairman
Dr. Peter Aspden, Airbus

Minutes & Actions from the last meeting
Dr. Peter Aspden, Chairman

Updates on UKspace, PSC, the Space Growth Partnership & Sector Deal
Paul Flanagan, UKspace

Update from UK Space Agency, including GovSatCom
Mike Rudd, UK Space Agency

ARTES update
Dr. Nick Appleyard, European Space Agency

Zephyr HAPS Presentation
Roger Tidswell, Airbus

5G, Regulatory & Spectrum issues
Julian McGougan, techUK

National Satellite Test Facility
Dr. Chris Mutlow, Science & Technology Facilities Council

AOB and close
Dr. Peter Aspden, Chairman

Confirmed dates for 2018 meetings:

  • Tuesday 1 May, 13:00 – 16:30 (at techUK)
  • Wednesday 11 July, 13:00 – 16:30 (at techUK)
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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:12:26 +0100
Meeting Notes of Insurance Working Group 19 March 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12862-meeting-notes-of-insurance-working-group-19-march-2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12862-meeting-notes-of-insurance-working-group-19-march-2018

Please find meeting note from the recent techUK Insurance Working Group.

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:09:11 +0100
Round-up from ENA Open Networks Advisory Meeting http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12832-round-up-from-ena-open-networks-advisory-meeting http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12832-round-up-from-ena-open-networks-advisory-meeting

techUK sits on the Advisory Group to the Energy Networks Association (ENA), Open Networks Project.

The aim of the project is to:

  •  Give help give households, businesses & networks the ability to take advantage of new energy technologies to take control of their energy and lower their costs
  •  Help underpin business growth, attract investment and deliver real economic benefits to the UK
  •  Take a whole energy system approach to designing solutions by consulting with a wide range of stakeholders, including the gas networks, through the Advisory Group

We provide the slides and associated material to our members so that they are aware of the ongoing work within the Project. The Advisory Group's meeting on the 12th April covered; feedback from the consultation that the project ran on its work programme for 2018 and breakout sessions around best practice for connecting flexibility, whole systems investment planning studies and methodologies, defining commonly used terms, proposed updates to DSO Functions and case studies for SGAM models. 

Attached below is the slides deck from the workshop and a list of products for 2018. 

If you have any questions then please get in contact with Matthew Evans

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:45:03 +0100
Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12787-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12787-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group

The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. It considers what action can be taken in order to industrialise, support blockchain technology readiness, help organisations with adoption and consider use cases not limited to financial services but a wide range of other sectors, including, the Internet of Things, smart energy & utilities, smart contracts and government.

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0100
UK SPF - Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes

Date: Thursday 29 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 (registration from 09:30)
Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
Chair: Barry Lewis, UK SPF Cluster 4 Chair

Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018.

Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Agenda

Introduction and Welcome
Barry Lewis, SPF Cluster 4 Chair

WRC Situation and progress – UK perspective & WRC-23 Prep. Future Agenda Items
Steve Talbot, Head of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom

WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT
Paul Deedman, Director, Spectrum Regulation, Inmarsat

WRC-19 AI 1.15 – THz Fixed/Mobile services
Debora Gentina, ETSI ISG mWT WI#8 Rapporteur, Huawei Technologies

Discussion and Wrap Up


More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is available here.

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sophie.weston@techuk.org (Sophie Weston(techUK)) Meeting notes Wed, 04 Apr 2018 10:32:43 +0100
SPF Cluster 3: Economic and Social Value - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12472-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12472-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes

Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 3 meeting on Economic and Social Value of Spectrum.
Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

The UK Spectrum Strategy (2014) set out a vision of doubling the annual contribution of the use of spectrum to the economy by 2025. The last major study commissioned by government on the impact of spectrum on the UK economy was published in 2012. There was further work on taking social value into account in 2015. This Cluster meeting will review the previous reports and the ambition and consider the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. In particular, changes that have occurred and possible future changes and their impact on value.

Introduction
Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting

Overview of Analysys Mason 2012 study on the value of spectrum to the UK economy (2012 report)
Philip Bates, Analysys Mason

 

Taking account of social value in spectrum allocations
Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting

 

Panel discussion
Steve Jones, Avanti
William Webb, Webb Search
Mike Wilkinson, Independent
Panel Discussion C3 29 March

Concluding Remarks


More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is available here.

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skye.macleod@techuk.org (Skye MacLeod (techUK)) Meeting notes Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:01:08 +0100
SPF Cluster 3: Economic and Social Value - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12534-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12534-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes

Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 3 meeting on Economic and Social Value of Spectrum. 
Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

The UK Spectrum Strategy (2014) set out a vision of doubling the annual contribution of the use of spectrum to the economy by 2025. The last major study commissioned by government on the impact of spectrum on the UK economy was published in 2012. There was further work on taking social value into account in 2015. This Cluster meeting will review the previous reports and the ambition and consider the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. In particular, changes that have occurred and possible future changes and their impact on value.

Introduction 
Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting

Overview of Analysys Mason 2012 study on the value of spectrum to the UK economy (2012 report)
Philip Bates, Analysys Mason

Taking account of social value in spectrum allocations 
Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting

Panel discussion 
Steve Jones, Avanti 
William Webb, Webb Search
Mike Wilkinson, Independent

Concluding Remarks


More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is available here.

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:09:20 +0100
IDATE DigiWorld Executive Club - Africa Going Digital http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12433-idate-digiworld-executive-club-africa-going-digital http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12433-idate-digiworld-executive-club-africa-going-digital

IDATE digiworld

Agenda

IDATE DigiWorld vision of Digital Africa
Didier Pouillot, ‎Head of Telecom Economics and Business Modelling Practice, IDATE DigiWorld

Future of Broadband for everyone in Africa
Srinath Logasubramanian, Head of Business Development, Avanti

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sophie.weston@techuk.org (Sophie Weston(techUK)) Meeting notes Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:32:33 +0000
Implementing Transfers of Care and Open APIs http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12497-implementing-transfers-of-care-and-open-apis http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12497-implementing-transfers-of-care-and-open-apis

NHS England, NHS Digital and techUK hosted an event for vendors to explore implementing transfers of care and open APIs on 21 February.

By 1 October 2018, organisations will be expected to have aligned their acute inpatient discharge, emergency care discharges, mental health discharges and outpatient letters with the nationally published specifications. (NHS Standard Contract)

All organisations will be required, by 31 December 2018 to have implemented the generic record API specified by CareConnect at a minimum. (NHS Standard Contract)

The purpose of this workshop was to consider the potential barriers to implementing transfers of care and open APIs and to explore how we can overcome those barriers.

By working together there is an opportunity for vendors, NHSE and NHSD to understand the challenges, share learning and identify next steps.

The event covered:

  • Standard contract update
  • Technical specification and standard development update
  • Vendor update
  • PRSB site visit findings
  • Next steps

The event also included a breakout session to explore:

  • The barriers to implementation
  • How we overcome those barriers

Slides from the event and a document on useful links for interoperability are available for download below

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noreply@techuk.org (CRM Sync) Meeting notes Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:29:20 +0000
Bank of England: RTGS Renewal workshop - meeting notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12413-bank-of-england-rtgs-renewal-workshop-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12413-bank-of-england-rtgs-renewal-workshop-meeting-notes

On 22 February 2018 the Bank met with a group of techUK members. The purpose was to inform proposals on ISO 20022 and synchronisation by gaining insight from technology vendors on how payments software interacts with the Bank’s RTGS system.

The Bank of England operates the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service which lies at the heart of UK payments. In total, RTGS settles around £600bn of payments each day which is close to the UK’s annual GDP every 3 days. RTGS holds accounts for banks, building societies and other institutions. The balances in these accounts can be used to move money in real time between these account holders. This delivers final and risk-free settlement.

The Bank is undertaking a programme to replace the current service. As part of this programme, the Bank has engaged with a wide range of stakeholders to help inform its thinking across a number of topics. In early February 2018, techUK contacted members with an opportunity to participate in a workshop on the ISO 20022 payment messaging standard and synchronisation, both of which are key components of the RTGS Renewal blueprint. Below is a short summary of the meeting.

ISO 20022

The implementation of ISO 20022 could mean significant changes across the payments industry. Getting the design and approach to implementation right is critical to its success. To date, the Bank has engaged across the domestic and international payments industry to develop interoperable and harmonised standards. As part of this, the Bank has established two ISO 20022 Working Groups, comprised of representatives from across the industry to contribute to designing and implementing the new messaging standard.

The Bank introduced the key emerging conclusions from the Industry Working Groups focusing the discussion in particular on extending character sets, remittance information and transitional arrangements.

Widespread adoption of ISO 20022 has the potential to bring significant benefits for individual firms, and for the financial system as a whole. It can enrich the data carried in payments messages, improve compatibility across technology platforms and create opportunities for collaboration and innovation. In late spring 2018 the Bank will run an open consultation to inform both the design and timeline for transition to ISO 20022. Further information will be posted on the Bank’s website in due course.

Synchronisation

The Bank introduced the concept of synchronisation - the ability to synchronise cash movements in RTGS with the movement of cash and assets held in other payment systems. Synchronisation in this context is the concept of a payment (or group of payments) settling if and only if another payment (or set) also settles. Attendees discussed use cases and risks as well as the potential benefits of synchronisation.

To see the full write-up and for further information on the RTGS Renewal programme please visit the Bank’s website. If you would like to sign up for the bi-monthly RTGS Renewal newsletter please contact the Bank via RTGSEngagement@bankofengland.co.uk.

 

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ruth.milligan@techuk.org (Ruth Milligan(techUK)) Meeting notes Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:38:52 +0000
UK SPF - Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
Chairs: Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair & Peter Curnow Ford, Viatec Associates Ltd and Cluster 2 Chair

Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Agenda

Workshop Introductions
Introductions from the Cluster 1 and 2 Chairs

Industry Response to Ofcom’s call for input on 5G spectrum access at 26GHz and update on bands above 30GHz
Summary of published industry responses to Ofcom’s call for input summary presentation - Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason

Update on the CEPT preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13
Robert Cooper (Ofcom – CEPT coordinator for AI1.13)

Millimeter-wave market demand from ‘verticals’

Future Rail Connectivity – Saul Friedner, LS Telecom

Connecting Towns and Cities – Istvan Lajtos

Industry Viewpoints

Role of Satellite in 5G – Kumar Singarajah, Avanti 5G mm-wave Perspective from Equipment Vendors – Luigi Ardito, GSA

Discussion and Next Steps - all


More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is available here.

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{bio}skye.macleod@techuk.org{/bio}

{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio} 

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Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org (Rebecca Francis(techUK)) Meeting notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:57:48 +0000
UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes

Date: Monday 19 February 2018
Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
Chair: Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd

Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Monday 19 February 2018.

Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Agenda

Introduction and Scene Setting - Peter Curnow-Ford, Cluster 2 Chair, UK SPF

5G Testbeds & Trials Competition - Tony Sceales, Sector Coordination Lead, 5G Testbeds and Trials, DCMS

  • Background to Competition
  • Need for Spectrum

5G Spectrum Bands - Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd

  • Candidate Bands
  • Other Options

Test and Development Licenses - Gordon Drake, Head of Non-Operational Licensing, Ofcom

  • What are they
  • How to get one
  • Technical Considerations

Discussion - All


More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is available here.

{bio}julian.mcgougan@techuk.org{/bio}

{bio}skye.macleod@techuk.org{/bio}

{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}

 

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Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org (Rebecca Francis(techUK)) Meeting notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:17:44 +0000