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Communications Infrastructure and Services

techUK brings together government, the regulator, telecom companies and its stakeholders around four themes; shared infrastructure, security and resilience, unlicensed spectrum and our 5G ecosystem. We do so to lower the cost to the sector of deployment, ensure confidence in networks, spur innovation and unlock value for all parties in 5G. This is delivered through a mix of thought leadership, multilateral engagement and ecosystem building.

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Communications Infrastructure and Services Group

World-leading communications infrastructure underpins the UK’s aim of an open digital economy. Communications networks are the life-blood of the UK’s digital applications and services, and a key component of this ambition will be in incentivising investment and innovation. techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Programme brings together FTSE 100 companies and SMEs from across the sector - fixed, wireless, mobile, satellite operators, equipment suppliers - to advocate a connected future for all.

Advanced Communications Services Working Group

Previously known as the 5G Ecosystem, this working group examines the opportunities and benefits advanced communications services can offer to different industry verticals, such as manufacturing, transport, health and social care, media and agriculture. We take a technology neutral approach to exploring this ecosystem, acknowledging that user requirements remain front and centre in delivering telecoms services, rather than prescribe an architecture or solution.

Telecoms Security and Diversification Working Group

techUK’s Telecoms Security and Diversification Working Group brings members from our telecoms network operators, equipment vendors, system, and cyber security companies together to help formulate how industry should respond to the Government’s Telecoms Security activity. Covering both fixed and wireless infrastructure, the working group explores topics such as the 5G core, complexity, regulation, security, resilience and risk management and private networks to determine industry best practice.

Telecoms Infrastructure and Deployment Working Group

The home of telecoms infrastructure deployment at techUK, covering fixed and mobile infrastructure. The Group focuses on the uptake of the deployment of fibre and radio, including 5G, networks through engagement and collaboration with local authorities, working with techUK’s Local Government Programme, creating a forum all stakeholders to convene and share knowledge and best practice.

Positioning, Navigation and Timing Committee

The Position, Navigation and Timing Committee (PNTC) looks at the technology, regulatory and policy issues, development and investment opportunities, and applications and services of satellite-based location technology.

Satellite Telecommunications Committee

The joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee meets quarterly to consider matters related to satellite telecoms from research and development, including the European ARTES programme, to services and applications including the provision and marketing of satellite broadband, satellite IOT, and broadcasting infrastructure and services both in the UK and overseas.

2021 achievements and 2022 objectives

Explore our Communications Infrastructure and Services programme's achievements and objectives here.

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techUK is a proud partner of Connected Britain 2022

Connected Britain is the UK’s most important connectivity event, bringing together the leaders shaping Britain’s digital future. You will hear from 250 speakers and meet 3,000 key industry stakeholders from over 800 organisations at this year’s conference.

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APPG for Broadband and Digital Communication

techUK's Communications Infrastructure and Services Programme provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Broadband and Digital Communication, which seeks to further the rollout of broadband in rural and urban areas, and to look at digital communication across the UK.

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Our future networks: Motivating and maintaining telecoms diversification - the techUK podcast

 

In this episode of the techUK podcast, we are joined by the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, to discuss the recent publication of the report: 5G market diversification and wider lessons for critical and emerging technologies. The episode also features a roundtable discussion with Attilio Zani – Telecom Infra Project, Peter Claydon - Picocom, and Helen Duncan on open and disaggregated networks, including security challenges and the importance of testing, fostering a cohesive ecosystem and how the UK can set the right path in motivating and maintaining telecoms supply chain diversification. 

 

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